Sexualities & Queer Imaginaries Across the Middle East and North Africa

09 Feb 2021


Announced by the University of Pittsburgh In this talk, Dr. Sa’ed Atshan will trace the rise of Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) movements across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region 8:30 PM EST

SPEAKER: Dr. Sa’ed Atshan is an Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College. He is spending the 2020-2021 academic year as a Visiting Professor of Anthropology and Visiting Scholar in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He previously served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. He earned a Joint Ph.D. in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies and an MA in Social Anthropology from Harvard University, and a Master in Public Policy (MPP) degree from the Harvard Kennedy School. Atshan has published two books: Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique (Stanford University Press, 2020) and The Moral Triangle: Germans, Israelis, Palestinians (Duke University Press, 2020).

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Sponsored By: 
US Santa Barbara Center for Middle East Studies