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Lecture by Prof Jamilya Vafayeva with discussion: "The Uzbek Mahalla as a civil society actor and its potential in mediating domestic violence"

In her lecture on 26th of June 2024, Prof. Jamilya Vafayeva will shed light on the role of the mahalla in Uzbekistan and their importance in mediating conflicts, especially in cases of domestic violence. The lecture will take place in the theatre workshop of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and will be broadcasted online at the same time.

Portrait von Prof. Jamilya Vafayeva vor dem Hauptgebäude der Fachhochschule Potsdam
© Marit Cremer

Prof Jamilya Vafayeva is currently a fellow at the FHP at the invitation of the Departments of Social Sciences and Education, CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE and Civil Engineering as part of the DAAD project "Interdisciplinary at the Monument 2.0". She teaches sociology, geopolitics and modern history of Uzbekistan at Samarkand State University. Jamilya Vafayeva is currently researching the role of civil society in Uzbekistan and is also looking at the relationship between German civil society and the state against this backdrop.

In her lecture, she will focus on a centuries-old peculiarity of Uzbekistan, the mahalla. In this smallest administrative unit, the residents elect their own representatives, who mediate in conflicts between the various actors in the neighbourhood and accompany negotiation processes.

Since Uzbekistan's independence in 1991, the mahallas have been under enormous pressure to change as a result of modernisation processes. Prof. Vafayeva analyses the consequences of gentrification for the social life of the population and focuses in particular on the issue of domestic violence.

Moderation: Dr Marit Cremer

Target audience: Professional audience University members Public

26/06/2024, 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm

The event will take place hybrid.
You can join the Zoom meeting here.
Meeting ID: 691 2153 1360
Identification code: 37445765

Participation via Zoom

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Social and Educational Sciences Department

Room 105
Dr. phil. Marit Cremer
Academic staff member of "P³Dual"