2021-2022 Schedule

September 24, 2021 -  Ghassan Moussawi (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
"Beirut, Disrupted: On Fractal Orientalism, Queer Strategies, and Recursive Time"

October 15, 2021 - Mona El-Ghobashy (New York University)
"The Anthropologist as Reader"

November 12, 2021 - Ziad Elmarsafy (King's College London) 
"’Whose Son Are You?’ Saud al-Sanousi’s Treatise on Fathers"

November 19, 2021 - Febe Armanios  (Middlebury College)
"Challenging Archives, Paradigms, and Perceptions: Coptic Egyptian History in the Ottoman Period"

January 21, 2022 - Corisande Fenwick (University College London)
"How to found an Islamic State: the Idrīsids and the transformation of medieval Morocco in the early middle ages"

February 4, 2022 - Devin Stewart (Emory University)
"Uses of the Qur'an for Practical Purposes"

April 8, 2022 - Monica Ringer (Amherst College)
"God's Intent: Islamic Modernism Between Historicism and Re-Enchantment"

April 29, 2022 - Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins (Bard College)
"Livability under Siege: Infrastructure's Everyday Worlds"

May 20, 2022 - Hassan (Husni) Haddad Memorial Lecture - Carmen Gitre (Virginia Tech)
“Playing a Part: Twentieth-Century Egyptian Theater and the Politics of Performance”