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September 2022

Unsettled: How MENA Americans are Seen and See Themselves

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Madison, WI United States + Google Map

In this talk, Professor Neda Maghbouleh (University of Toronto) summarizes ten years of research that she and her collaborators have undertaken to understand MENA racial and ethnic identities as multidimensional and intersectional.

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A Lecture by Nazita Lajevardi

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Madison, WI United States + Google Map

Nazita Lajevardi is a political scientist and attorney at Michigan State University. Her work focuses mainly on issues related to race and ethnic politics, political behavior, voting rights, and immigration.

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October 2022

A Lecture by Hanan Hammad

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Madison, WI United States + Google Map

Hanan Hammad, from Texas Christian University, is a social and cultural historian of modern Middle East. Her work focuses on gender, sexuality, working classes, and popular culture.

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November 2022

“‘All culture is originally colonial’: Derrida, Algeria, and the Latin Empire”

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Madison, WI United States + Google Map

Adam Stern, assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, will discuss a reading of Jacques Derrida’s writing on Algeria, Jewishness, and colonialism.

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December 2022

Archive Wars: The Politics of History in Saudi Arabia

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Madison, WI United States

Rosie Bsheer of Harvard University explores the increasing secularization of the postwar Saudi state and how it manifested in assembling a national archive and reordering urban space in Riyadh and Mecca.

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