Past Lectures

Using Discourse to Incentivize Cooperation in Arab-Muslim Culture: Experimental Evidence from Egypt with Mazen Hassan (Cairo University)
4/18/22
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From Erasure to Remembrance: Affective Memories of Egyptian Feminists with Hoda El Sadda (Cairo University)
3/7/22
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The Ottoman Transition to Print: Technologoy, Aesthetics, and Textual Administration, with J.R. Osborn (Georgetown University)
2/28/22
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Queer-Jewish-Muslim: Constructing Hyphenated Religious Identities through Tactics of Intersubjectivity, with Katrina Daly Thompson (UW-Madison)

12/6/2021
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Nadje Al-Ali: Gendering Protest and Revolutionary Moments:
The Significance of Body Politics in the Middle East
11/22/2021
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Arab Fairy Tale Feasts: A Delicious Way to Explore Arab Culture
11/8/2021
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Waste Siege: The Life of Infrastructure in Palestine, with Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins (Bard College)

10/25/2021
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The struggle for Salafism in the Egyptian Transition (2011-2013)
10/11/2021
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Stories on Afghan Women, Art, and Everything in Between
10/4/2021
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Time Will Be the Judge: Tawfiq al-Hakim, Taha Husayn, and the Competing Factions of 1930s Egypt, with Adam Spanos
9/27/2021
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“Arab Americans: We’re Not White” with comedian and law professor Amer Zahr.
9/13/2021
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“Mosques and Islamist Activism: Spatial Evidence from Interwar Cairo” with Steven Brooke.
4/19/2021
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“The Adverse Effects of the Pandemic on MENA Research” with Marwa Shalaby.
3/29/2021
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“Joint Struggle: A Decolonial, Abolitionist approach to Middle East Studies” with Nadine Naber.
3/08/2021
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“Teaching About the Middle East and North Africa Rethinking Approaches” with Maria Hantzopoulos.
2/25/2021
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“A Gordian Knot in the Ottoman East: Kurdish Nobility, the Ottoman State, and the Question of Fiscal Autonomy in the Long Nineteenth Century” with Nilay Özok-Gündoğan.
2/22/2021
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“Using Persepolis to Teach About the Middle East” with Roozbeh Shirazi
2/2/2021
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“Mystical Patriotism: Palestine and the Politics of National Dress” w/Walid El Khachab
2/1/2020
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“Biblicist Bias in Qur’anic Studies from the Middle Ages to the Present” w/Christopher Livanos
11/30/2020
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October IRIS International Book Club: Revolution is My Name, with Nevine El Nossery, Director of the Middle East Studies Program.
10/19/2020
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“Egypt 1919: The Revolution in Literature and Film” w/Dina Heshmat
11/16/2020
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“Embodying Geopolitics” w/Nicola Pratt
10/05/2020
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“Arab Women’s Shifting Identities, Ongoing Activism(s) and Parallel Struggles” w/Sahar Khamis
9/14/2020
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Past Lectures

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Jihad, Radicalism, and Atheism w/Mohammad Hassan Khalil

 “Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism” w/Mohammad Hassan Khalil
4/29/2019
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Orientalism in Israel w/Aziza Khazzoom

“A Jewish History of Orientalism and its Effects on Hierarchies in Israel” w/Aziza Khazzoom
4/08/2019
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