A Conversation with Maliha Zulcafar

Wednesday, March 31
9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET

If you would have told her back then she’d be where she is now, Maliha Zulfacar, PhD, DAAP ’72, wouldn’t have believed it. From being the first Afghan woman permitted to study alone in the U.S. to later having to flee her homeland as a young mother when the Soviets attacked in the 1970s, join us for an intimate conversation on being comfortable with change and instability. Moderated by Distinguished Research Professor of Art at DAAP, Flávia Bastos, PhD, we’re celebrating the close of Women’s History Month with a story you won’t forget.

Registrants will receive the secure Zoom link to join the morning of the event.

Maliha Zulfacar is an educator, sociologist, researcher, author, filmmaker and more. She left Afghanistan to attend Western College for Women followed by the University of Cincinnati and Paderborn University in Germany. Since she’s taught, authored several books, fundraised & advocated for education in Afghanistan, produced & directed two documentaries, and served as the first woman Afghan ambassador to Germany. Learn more about Maliha.

Flávia Bastos, Ph.D. is Distinguished Research Professor of Art Education in the School of Art, in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati. Her research and scholarship are indebted to her Brazilian roots and committed to social justice.

She is a Distinguished Fellow of the National Art Education Association, the chairperson for the Council of Policy Studies in Art Education, and former Director of the Higher Education Division of the National Art Education Association.

She received the 2009 Ziegfeld Award of the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) for her distinguished service in international art education and the Mary J. House Award of the National Art Education Association Women’s Caucus in 2007. She is past senior editor of the Journal of Art Education and has published and lectured extensively in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Brazil, Chile, Indonesia, Spain, and Portugal. Learn more about Flavia.