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FALL 2020-21 “VOICES IN MIDDLE EAST STUDIES” Series

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.

 

Middle East Center

Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington
Box 353650
Seattle WA, 98195-3650