Liberate Your Research: In-person Faculty Workshop

This workshop is intended for faculty and postdoctoral fellows affiliated at the University of Michigan (all campuses, all ranks).

Nadine Naber is a public scholar, activist, author, and teacher from Al-Salt, Jordan and the Bay Area of California. She’s the founder of Liberate Your Research Workshops and a Professor at the University of Illinois in the Gender and Women’s Studies and Global Asian Studies Programs. For 10 years, she worked as a professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2003-2013), where she co-founded the Arab and Muslim American Studies program.

The Politics of Surviving: How Women Navigate Domestic Violence and Its Aftermath

For women who have experienced domestic violence, proving that you are a “good victim” is no longer enough. Victims must also show that they are recovering, as if domestic violence were a disease: they must transform from “victims” into “survivors.” Women’s access to life-saving resources may even hinge on “good” performances of survivorhood. Through archival and ethnographic research, Paige L. Sweet reveals how trauma discourses and coerced therapy play central roles in women’s lives as they navigate state programs for assistance.