Women in “Tbourida”: Horse-riding as a form of empowerment in male dominated cultural traditions

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Gwyneth Talley a Canadian-American visual anthropologist and educator, specializing in equestrian cultures around the world. She teaches in the School of Integrated Studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She was a Fulbright scholar in Morocco conducting fieldwork on women in traditional fantasia practices known as “Tbourida”, looking at how they navigate their way in the male dominated field of horseback riding.

Gwyneth will talk about her research in Morocco, and her views on how women find their way to self-empowerment in traditional sports and cultural manifestations such as “Tbourida”.

 

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