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Masum Momaya, Curator

United States

  • City, State: San Francisco, CA
  • Geographic Location: North America
  • Languages: English, Kutchi, Hindi, Spanish

About me:

As a women's rights activist for over 15 years, Masum is excited to be bringing together her skills and experience as a researcher, educator, and social justice advocate as curator of the Women, Power and Politics exhibition. A daughter of South Asian immigrants to the United States, she has long been a student of how people in different cultural contexts share similarities and differences in their world views. Dedicated to bringing together the best of theory and practice in accessible and effective ways, Masum has an honors bachelor's degree in Public Policy and Feminist Studies from Stanford University, and a master's in Education and a doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University. She is a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and currently serves on the board of the Third Wave Foundation. Fluent in several regional Indian dialects, Masum has a working knowledge of Spanish and, in her spare time, improves her Hindi proficiency through Bollywood and Indian indy cinema.

Exhibit change by:

As Curator of Women, Power and Politics for the International Museum of Women, a board member of the Third Wave Foundation, and as a public intellectual.

I'm passionate about:

Gender equity, women's political participation.


Recent Forum Entries

Fashion Undercover

9 posts | Saturday, January 11, 2014 10:03 AM

What Does Power Look Like?

22 posts | Saturday, January 11, 2014 10:00 AM

A woman's right to wear Hijab

52 posts | Thursday, September 12, 2013 3:39 AM

Is Biology Destiny?

7 posts | Friday, January 13, 2012 9:17 PM

Religion & Feminism: Happily Married or Strange Bedfellows?

17 posts | Friday, September 23, 2011 8:10 PM

Women in "male" professions

12 posts | Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:38 AM

Is our country Depressed?

5 posts | Thursday, August 04, 2011 8:39 AM

Olympic Women/ What kind of Power?

4 posts | Wednesday, November 10, 2010 9:04 PM

Sexo oral

6 posts | Thursday, September 09, 2010 7:50 AM

Do Women Have to Vote for Women?

20 posts | Wednesday, February 24, 2010 12:34 PM


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and for Muslim Women

Three Moroccan women living in Belgium present twelve poetic, intense and touching monologues called The Veiled Monologues that offer a rare look into the lives of Muslim women. Go beyond the veil and leave all your stereotypes at the theatre door. (French)

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Tap Into Women's Art in Mexico

Love I.M.O.W.? Then check out this incredible women's museum in Mexico that celebrates contemporary Mexican women artists. MUMA features captivating, controversial and political artwork such as Lorena Wolffer's renowned performance piece on the femicides in Ciudad Juarez. (Spanish)


Are you a Smart Voter?

Are you a Smart Voter?

Are you a new voter and unsure of how to really vote? Don't know where your polling place is? For all your voting and election information, visit the non-partisan League of Women Voters' Web site. 

Get Connected in India

Get Connected in India

Have ideas for your own form of inspiring media? Did you know that India has an incredible online resource for women in the media? At the Network of Women in Media, share information and resources, exchange ideas, promote media awareness and ethics, and work for gender equality within the media and society. (English)


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From Women, Power and Politics:

LIVE! from South Africa: Blog Entry 3
For two weeks in November 2008, Women, Power and Politics Curator Masum Momaya blogged from Cape Town, South Africa, where she met with hundreds of women artists, activists and advocates from all over the world. Follow her reflections during the trip and check out videos and audio from the Feminist Technology Exchange and AWID International Forum.  

From Women, Power and Politics:

LIVE! from South Africa: Blog Entry 2
For two weeks in November 2008, Women, Power and Politics Curator Masum Momaya blogged from Cape Town, South Africa, where she met with hundreds of women artists, activists and advocates from all over the world. Follow her reflections during the trip and check out videos and audio from the Feminist Technology Exchange and AWID International Forum.  

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