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Gatty Lecture Series Highlights: Tamara Ho - "Daughters and Diaspora: Burmese Narratives and Interventions in the Twenty-First Century."

Tamara Ho speaks about Burmese narratives and interventions in the 21st century.

On January 28, 2016, Dr. Tamara Ho, an associate professor in the department of gender and sexuality studies at the University of California, Riverside, delivered a Gatty Lecture entitled "Daughters and Diaspora: Burmese Narratives and Interventions in the Twenty-First Century." Dr. Ho put Burmese women, real and fictive, into conversation with each other to reveal the ways in which authors, artists, and activists use anglophone representations of Burma as a means of gendered storytelling and sociopolitical organizing. Highlighting the work of noted authors like Zoya Phan and Wendy Law-Yone, and activists such as Chaw Ei Thein and Aung Myo Min, Dr. Ho argued that the work of those in the diaspora is both informed by and impacts Burma, and functions within the gender politics of both Burma, and the new host nations.