Afghan women focus of lecture series

Shahira Fahmy

Shahira Fahmy, an associate professor of journalism, will discuss her study on depictions of Afghan women at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, in Marshall Building Room 490. The talk is part of the Near Eastern Studies Department Lecture Series.

Fahmy's study analyzes the depiction of Afghan women in Associated Press photographs during and after the Taliban regime. Analysis is based on visual subordination, point of view, social distance, imaginary contact, behavior, and general portrayal.

Findings suggest despite signs of visual subordination and framing stereotypes, women after the fall of the Taliban regime are portrayed as more involved, interactive, more socially intimate and symbolically equal to the viewer.

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