Dr. Sarab Abu-Rabia: Bedouin in Israel - Ethnic & Gender Perspectives

Join BGUF and Dr. Sarab Abu-Rabia at SOAS on a lecture on cultural transitions, identity and gender with a focus on the Bedouin population of the Negev.
You are cordially invited to a talk in a
series of presentations from some of
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s top
researchers in their fields
Wednesday, 3 November 2010, at 5:30 p.m.
At the School of Oriental and African Studies,
Brunei Gallery, Thornhaugh Street
London WC1H 0XG
Dr. Sarab Abu-Rabia is currently a Lecturer at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research at Ben-Gurion University’s Sede Boqer campus.  Dr. Abu-Rabia is one of a small group of pioneering Bedouin women who pushed the boundaries of what was deemed acceptable by tribal leaders and as a result the number of Bedouin women embracing higher education is growing year by year. Her studies focus on the sociology of education, cultural transitions, identity and gender in desert regions (with special emphasis on the Bedouin population).
 Dr. Abu-Rabia is the author of a book published in 2008: Excluded and Loved: Life Stories of Educated Bedouin Women. The book describes the personal, occupational, and marital
struggles of the first generation of Bedouin women to acquire higher education.