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October 2021

Introduction to Islam

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Madison, WI United States

UW-Madison Students are invited to 336 Ingraham Hall Tuesday, October 26, 6-7:15pm Join the Center for Religion and Global Citizenry’s Interfaith Fellows for an introductory lecture on Islam by Rohany Nayan Ph.D. This 45 minute…

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November 2021

Arab Fairy Tale Feasts: A Delicious Way to Explore Arab Culture, with author Karim Alrawi

November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Madison, WI United States

Register We are excited to virtually host the renowned author, playwright, and educator Karim Alrawi on November 8th, and to celebrate the publication of his new children's book: Arab Fairy Tale Feasts, A Literary Cookbook.…

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First Graders – Iranian Movie Screening at UW Cinematheque

November 20 @ 7:00 pm
4070 Vilas Hall Madison, WI United States

In November, we are pleased to present a restored DCP of Abbas Kiarostami’s marvelous non-fiction portrait of Tehran school boys, First Graders (1984). Often overlooked in the shadow of the more widely-shown Homework (1989), First Graders is the first of Kiarostami’s…

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Gendering Protest and Revolutionary Moments: the significance of body politics in the Middle East, with Nadje Al-Ali (Brown University)

November 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Madison, WI United States

Register This talk will address gender as a central analytical concept in understanding contemporary processes and developments in the Middle East, and ask what feminist scholarship has contributed to our understanding of developments in the…

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December 2021

Chess of The Wind – Iranian Movie Screening at UW Cinematheque

December 3 @ 7:00 pm
4070 Vilas Hall Madison, WI United States

CHESS OF THE WIND (SHATRANJ-E BAAD) Iran | 1976 | DCP | 93 min. | Farsi with English subtitles Director: Mohammad Reza Aslani Cast: Fakhri Khorvash, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Shahram Golchin A major rediscovery, this beautifully restored landmark of pre-revolution Iranian cinema was banned after a…

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Queer-Jewish-Muslim: Constructing Hyphenated Religious Identities through Tactics of Intersubjectivity, with Katrina Daly Thompson (UW-Madison)

December 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Madison, WI United States

Register Like normative conceptions of binary sex and gender, scholars and laypeople alike often treat religious identities as bounded categories: one must either be male or female, a man or a woman, and, if religious,…

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