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Nadine Naber: “Joint Struggle: A Decolonial, Abolitionist approach to Middle East Studies”
March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gender and Women’s Studies, Global Asian Studies, the University of Illinois at Chicago
Part of the new Lecture Series: Racism and Anti-Blackness in the Middle East and its Diasporas
About the talk:
In this talk, Professor Naber will analyze the limits and possibilities of coalitional BIPOC movements in the U.S. that have strived to end anti-Blackness and U.S. imperialism simultaneously. Professor Naber will develop her analysis through the lens of decolonial feminisms while focusing on the significance of coalitional politics, or “joint struggle,” to the field of Middle East Studies.
About the presenter:
Nadine Naber is an award winning author, public speaker and activist on the topics of racial justice; gender justice; women of color feminisms; Arab and Muslim feminisms; Arab Americans; and Muslim Americans. She has authored/co-edited five books: Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism; Race and Arab Americans; Arab and Arab American Feminisms; The Color of Violence; and Towards the Sun. Professor Naber is the co-founder of many organizations and institutions, including the Arab Women’s Solidarity Association North America, Arab and Muslim American Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; the Arab American Cultural Center at UIC; Mamas Activating Movements for Abolition and Solidarity; and Liberate Your Research.