Distinguished lectureships include the Whidden Lecturer at McMaster University (2013); Distinguished Visiting Professor at the American University of Cairo (2012); the Institute of Women's Studies' Shirley Greenberg Lecture at the University of Ottawa (2012). Puar has recently delivered keynote addresses at the Somatechnics Missing Link Conference (Linkoping, Sweden, 2013); the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association Conference (Adelaide, 2012); Gender, Violence and Agency in the Age of Globalization Conference (Vienna, 2012); the Southeastern Women's Studies Association Conference (George Mason, 2012) and Human Rights Beyond the Law, Jindal Global Law School (New Delhi, 2011).
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