Gender and Family Project
In March 2003, the BCBCB Gender Project met at UC Santa Barbara to develop preliminary proposals for external funding. Organized by Suad Joseph and co-funded by UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, and University Outreach and International Programs (UOIP), the meeting was attended by representatives from the American University in Cairo (AUC), the Lebanese American University (LAU), UCLA, UC Santa Barbara (UCSB), and UC Davis. Gender group participants included facilitator Suad Joseph from UC Davis, Nancy Gallagher from UCSB, Garay Menicucci from UCSB, Nuha Khoury from UCSB, Mona Khalaf from LAU, Cynthia Nelson from AUC, Cynthia Anthony from AUC, and Helen Rizzo from AUC. The event began with an introduction from Suad Joseph and reports from previous meetings. Various project groups assembled, developed proposals, and planned fundraising strategies.
On March 22, 2003, the Center for Middle East Studies of UCSB held its fifth annual Middle East Studies Regional Conference at the university Multicultural Center. The Women and Gender Working Group gave a panel with Chair Suad Joseph and discussants Cynthia Nelson of AUC, Mona Khalaf of LAU, Nadia el Cheikh of AUB, Sondra Hale of UCLA, Nancy Gallagher of UCSB, Garay Menicucci of UCSB, and Omnia El Shakry of UC Davis.
In April 2003, the BCBCB Gender Group met in UC Davis, with representatives from AUC, and UCLA. Funding came from UC Davis UOIP Seed Grant. This workshop was organized by Suad Joseph with the goal of working on the Gender Project Proposal.
In June 2003, the BCBCB Gender Group met in Beirut, hosted by LAU. Fifty faculty members from UCD, UCLA, AUB, AUC, and LAU participated in the conference and workshop. The workshop was co-funded by UC Davis’ UOIP and LAU, and co-organized by Suad Joseph and Mona Khalaf of LAU.
In April 2004, the BCBCB Gender Group met at UC Davis. Suad Joseph organized a meeting between representativesfrom AUC, Birzeit University, and UC Davis to develop a new strategic plan.
In February 2008, Suad Joseph, Nevidita Menon of Delhi University, and Martina Rieker, organized the workshop “Gender and Modernities in the Middle East & South Asia” at AUC.
From June 2009 through June 2010, BCBCB Coordinator Suad Joseph, worked with the Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development in Qatar, to develop proposals for collaborations with UC Davis on family studies.