CMES Lecture: Sextarianism: Sovereignty, Secularism, and the State in Lebanon

Event time: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE ), 203 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Hosted by Eda Pepi
Maya Mikdashi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and a Lecturer in the Middle East Studies Program, at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She received her PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University. Her first book Sextarianism: Sovereignty, Secularism and the State in Lebanon (SUP, 2022) theorizes the relationships between sexual difference and political difference, the religious and the secular, and law, bureaucracy, and biopower. Her work is grounded in ethnographic and archival research, and has been published in IJMES, GLQ, TSQ, CSSAAME, JPS, the American Indian Culture and Research Journal, in several edited academic volumes, and in public facing venues. Maya is a co-founding editor of Jadaliyya.

Maya Mikdashi, Rutgers University