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Published on May 7, 2012
Afshan Jafar is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Connecticut College. Her research and teaching interests are globalization, transnational women's movements, fundamentalist and nationalist movements, gender, and the body. Her first book, Women's NGOs in Pakistan (Palgrave Macmillan, August 2011) uncovers the overwhelming challenges facing women's NGOs and examines the strategies used by them to ensure not just their survival but an acceptance of their messages by the larger public. Her current research focuses on the globalization of beauty ideals, with a special focus on South Asia.
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