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September 30, 2020

Voices in Middle East Studies

Join us for “The Science of Truth, Detective Fiction, and Persian Popular Culture” by Omid Azadibougar on October 26, 2020, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (PDT) via Zoom live stream. Register here.

Omid Azadibougar is Professor of Comparative Literature at Hunan Normal University, China. He is the author of The Persian Novel: Ideology, Fiction, and Form in the Periphery (2014); World Literature and Hedayat’s Poetics of Modernity (2020); and Persian Literature as World Literature, co-edited with Mostafa Abedinifard and Amirhossein Vafa (forthcoming 2021).  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Leuven, Belgium. His research interests include: Comparative literature; translation and world literature; intercultural studies; the novel; popular culture; sociology of science; decoloniality; Persian Studies

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Join us for “Hope, Vengeance and Turkey’s Racialized Citizenship Regime” by Ayşe Parla on November 23, 2020, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (PST) via Zoom live stream. Register here.

Ayşe Parla is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Boston University. She is the author of Precarious Hope: Migration and the Limits of Belonging in Turkey (Stanford, 2019). Her areas of expertise include: political anthropology; migration and citizenship; anthropology of emotions; hope and political hope; gendered moralities; precarity and privilege; genocide and dispossession; necropower; Turkey and its borderlands.