Race and Racism in the Middle East and North Africa
The aim of this series is to engage, in meaningful ways, with the various forms of racism and discrimination within the MENA region and its diaspora, by also examining the challenging debates on race in order to better understand and dismantle issues of power, collective biases and structural racism.
2/3/23 Chouki El Hamel (Arizona State University): Race and Islam in Historical Perspective
9/30/22 Nazita Lajevardi (Michigan State University): Perceived Discrimination and the Integration Paradox in Stigmatized Neighborhoods
12/6/2021 Katrina Daly Thompson (UW-Madison): Queer-Jewish-Muslim: Constructing Hyphenated Religious Identities through Tactics of Intersubjectivity (video recording)
9/13/2021 Professor Amer Zahr (University of Detroit): Arab Americans: We’re Not White (video recording)
3/9/2020 Miral Al-Tahawy: Desert Melodies: Bedouin Women’s Oral Ghazal Poetry