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Gertrude Bell: Femme Imperiale

  • 1118 International Affairs Building, Columbia University (map)

By Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century Arab history at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work emphasizes public and private spheres and the region's nation-states. She is currently completing a monograph on gendered modernities.

Elizabeth Bishop will discuss women’s oppression of other women. Her observations might profitably be extended to imperialism so as to consider Gertrude Bell’s body and its mobile signification among flows of bodies, credit, and weapons.