Prof. Matar, Libyan author and member of Barnard's English faculty, answers questions on Libya through The New Yorker's "Ask the Author" webpage.
Wendy Hesford examines the rights and conditions of children living in varied states of political unrest and social exclusion.
Scholars from all over Mexico gather to explore how current struggles to protect territory and autonomy in the region and throughout the world are creating new forms of indigenous feminism.
Scholar and activist Noam Chomsky considers discusses the causes and consequences of American foreign policy in Israel-Palestine.
Matt D. Childs examines how the transatlantic slave trade brought about the formation of a common identity for the Yoruba and Igbo peoples of Africa.
A transnational perspective on slavery that spans from colonial India to the antebellum United States.
A look at two seminal women’s ensembles in Delhi and how they aided and enlarged the concerns of the women’s movement in India.
The contrast could not have been starker. On one day in August two glossy magazines showed up in my mailbox. One, the Barnard Magazine, showed three beautiful young women, elegantly dressed and beaming, holding champagne glasses and enjoying the festivities around their fifth reunion. The other, TIME, depicted a once equally beautiful woman, looking out from her head shawl and into the camera, revealing nothing. Her nose had been cut clean off—punishment by the Taliban, the article explained, for having fled her abusive in-laws. The woman, Aisha, was 18.