PANEL | “The Red Chador in Space (Here and Elsewhere)”

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a figure in a red chador stands in a Seattle market holding a sign reading "ban me" while bemused onlookers pass by

Date and Time

Wed, Nov 10, 2021 - 4:30pm


  • Dr. Shirin Deylami, scholar of Islamic political thought and feminist and queer theory, Professor in the Department of Political Science, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Queer Studies, and Islamic Studies
  • June Heimendinger, student-researcher in protest art and urbanism at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Dr. James Miller, Kanaka Maoli scholar, architect, and urbanist, Assistant Professor in Canadian-American Studies, Salish Sea Studies and the Huxley College of the Environment
  • Rukhsar Sadat, Afghan-American activist and recent graduate in Political Science and Law, Diversity, & Justice (LDJ), and Sociology


Robert Yerachmiel Sniderman, poet-artist and instructor in contemporary art at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies.


Honoring the place-responsive political work The Red Chador enacts here at Western, the city of Bellingham, and other zones around the world, poignant researchers from across our university respond to and activate Ali's exhibition.

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