Thursday, April 29, 2021

Amal Eqeiq – Of Borders and Limits in Latin America and the Middle East

Lecture Series
12:30 pm CET

In this talk, Amal Eqeiq will review the visual archive of murals of cross-regional solidarity between Latin American and the Middle East, with a special focus on Chiapas and Palestine as global sites of parallel indigenous struggles and decolonization.

Amal Eqeiq is Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies and Comparative Literature at Williams College. Her interdisciplinary research includes modern Arab literature, popular culture, Palestine studies, feminism(s), performance studies, translation, indigenous studies in the Americas, the Global South, literary history, hip-­‐hop, critical border studies, and decoloniality. She contributed to the Contemporary Levant Journal, The Routledge Companion to World Literature and World History, Journal of Palestine Studies, Transmotion: An Online Journal of Postmodern Indigenous Studies, MadaMasr and Jadaliyya, among others. She is currently working on her manuscript, "Indigenous Affinities: Comparative Study in Mayan and Palestinian Narratives". She received several awards, including a writing residency at Hedgebrook, the Dean’s Medal in Humanities from the University of Washington, and PARC NEH/FPIRI research fellowship. She earned her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Washington (2013). Eqeiq also keeps a Facebook blog called “Diaries of a Hedgehog Feminist.” During 2019/2022, Eqeiq is an affiliated EUME Fellow associated with the Lateinamerika-­‐Institut of Freie Universität Berlin.

This event is moderated by BCB Professor of Middle Eastern Studies Hanan Toukan.

Further events in the series:

March 2, 7:00 pm CET:
Sa’ed Atshan and Katharina Galor – The Moral Triangle: Germans, Israelis and Palestinians in Berlin
Moderated by Hanan Toukan

March 11, 6:00 pm CET:
Matthew Wilhelm Solomon  – Writing Migration, Displacement and Affective Landscapes*
Moderated by Marion Detjen

March 18, 12:30 pm CET:
Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld – Entangled Archives: Infrastructures for Sharing Unshared Colonial Histories
Moderated by Hanan Toukan

March 24, 10:45 am CET:
Caroline Patey – Sam Selvon: Creole London and the Relocation of Culture and Language
Moderated by Laura Scuriatti

March 25, 6:30 pm CET:
Amin Husain – Decolonize this place. "Training in the practice of freedom. The artist-as-organizer"
Moderated by Hanan Toukan

April 7, 7:00 pm CET:
Michael Rothberg – Multidirectional Memory and Postcolonial Studies in Contemporary Germany
Moderated by Marion Detjen

April 12, 2:00 pm CET:
Loren Landau – Visibilising Responsibility: Containment, Chronoscopy and Migrant Immoralities*
Moderated by Marion Detjen

April 14, 6:30 pm CET:
Simon Gikandi  – On Caribbean Modernism (Title TBC)
Moderated by Laura Scuriatti

April 26, 10:45 am 
Brendan McGeever – Crisis Britain: Race, Class and Migration after Brexit
Moderated by Frank Wolff

The event series takes place  within the framework of and is funded by the Mellon Cluster of Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education.

* Funded by the Open Society University Network

Contact information:  communcations@berlin.bard.edu

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