Middle Eastern and North African Studies Colloquium Series


Spring 2019

Talks are usually scheduled for 3pm on Friday afternoons in Marshall 490. Please check individual talk webpage for date/time/location details as they may change. We are still finalizing the Spring schedule, so check back here for updated information.

Talks are co-sponsored by CMES and MENAS.


January 25: The First Book: Guidelines for Turning Your Dissertation into a Manuscript

Gökçe Günel, Assistant Professor, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Arizona 

Co-Sponsored by Latin American Studies


February 8: Future Generations of Solidarians: Organizing with and for Migrant Youth in Sicily

Megan A. Carney, Assistant Professor of Anthropology & Director of the Center for Regional Food Studies, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona 


February 15: Revisiting the Legacy of Turkey's Village Institutes as Sites of Cultural Transformation

Yasemin Tezgiden Cakcak, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Arizona


March 14: Kazakhs Returning to Ancient Turkic Roots

Gulnara Omarbekova, Associate Professor of the Department of Kazakh Language and Turkic Studies, Nazarbayev University 


March 29: Why Should We Attend To Texts On Yemeni Tribal Law?

Paul Dresch, Emeritus Fellow, University of Oxford


April 5: Our Citizens Arriving from Other Countries: Displacement, Belonging, and Nationalism

Irina Levin, Postdoctoral Fellow at Melikian Center, Arizona State University 

Co-Sponsored by Arizona Center for Turkish Studies


April 12: The Blue Feeling of Death and the Art of Forgiveness in Iran

Arzoo Osalnoo, Director of the Middle East Center, University of Washington


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