Elora Halim Chowdhury

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Elora Halim Chowdhury is an Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies  at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She received her PhD in Women’s Studies from Clark University, Massachusetts (2004). Her teaching and research interests include transnational feminisms, gender and development,  violence and human rights advocacy in South Asia. She is the author of Transnationalism Reversed: Women Organizing Against Gendered Violence in Bangladesh (SUNY Press, 2011), which was awarded the National Women’s Studies Association Gloria Anzaldua book prize in 2012. Elora has published academic essays, fiction and creative non-fiction in journals and anthologies on topics as varied as violence, women’s organizing in the Global South, transnational feminist praxis, nationalism, culture and migration, and Islam and gender politics in South Asia. Currently she is working on two book projects: a collection of essays on dissident cross-cultural friendships/alliances, and a monograph on narratives of violence, trauma and healing in contemporary films and fiction about the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. Prior to joining UMass, she worked for BRAC, a development NGO, Naripokkho, a women’s advocacy organization, The Daily Star, a national newspaper,  the Rights Program in UNICEF, and the Higher Education Program at the  Ford Foundation.

Associate Professor and Chair of Women's and Gender Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston

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