CMES Colloquium Fall 2021

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 1:00pm

Speaker/Performer: Salma Mousa, Yale University

Salma Mousa is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University. An Egyptian scholar of migration, conflict, and social cohesion, Salma typically partners with governments and NGOs in the Middle East and beyond to explore these questions. Her research has been published in Science and the American Political Science Review, and profiled by The Economist and PBS NOVA.
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Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 12:00pm

Speaker/Performer: Jill Jarvis, Yale University
Hosted by Cajetan Iheka

Jill Jarvis is Assistant Professor in the Department of French and a member of the councils on African Studies and Middle East Studies at Yale. Her book Decolonizing Memory: Algeria & the Politics of Testimony was published by Duke University Press in 2021. Her current project, Signs in the Desert : Aesthetic Cartographies of the Sahara, builds a case for how contemporary writers and filmmakers from across the African Sahara transform the reductive ways in which this desert has long been mapped. She is also founding member of the Desert Futures Collective, an interdisciplinary research collaboration.
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Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 12:00pm

Speaker/Performer: Eda Pepi, Yale University
Hosted by Marcia Inhorn

Eda Pepi is a sociocultural anthropologist of the Middle East and North Africa. She is Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. She works at the intersections of feminist studies, political anthropology, and the anthropology of kinship. Her research focuses on the cultural and historical processes through which gender, ethnicity, citizenship, sovereignty, and the state have been forged in Jordan, Western Sahara, and the Canary Islands.
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Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 12:00pm

Speaker/Performer: Frank Griffel, Yale University

Frank Griffel is Professor of Islamic Studies at Yale University. He has published widely in the fields of Islamic philosophy and theology as well as Muslim intellectual history. After working on apostasy in Islam and on the leading theologian and philosopher al-Ghazali (d. 1111), Griffel turned his interest toward the history of philosophy in Islam, particularly during the 12th century. It turns out to be crucial for our understanding of the later periods of Islamic intellectual history. This talk will be about his most recent book, The Formation of the Post-Classical Period in Islam, which came out in 2021.
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Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 12:00pm

Speaker/Performer: Dina Roginsky, Yale University
Hosted by Robin Dougherty

Dina Roginsky (PhD) is a faculty member in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, the Hebrew program at Yale University. Her sociological and anthropological work focuses on the intersection of culture, history, politics and performance. She has published and presented in Israel, Europe, Canada and the US. Roginsky is a co-editor of the books Dance Discourse in Israel (Resling, 2009, Hebrew), Sara Levi-Tanai: A Life of Creation (Resling, 2015, Hebrew) and Moving through Conflict: Dance and Politics in Israel (Routledge, 2020). In this talk she is in conversation with Robin Dougherty about her 2020 book. 

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Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 12:00pm

Speaker/Performer: Thomas Connolly, Yale University

Thomas Connolly is Associate Professor in the Department of French at Yale University, where he specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century French and francophone poetry. He studied at Oxford University and the École normale supérieure, before obtaining his PhD in Comparative Literature from Harvard University. He is the author of Paul Celan’s Unfinished Poetics: Readings in the Sous-Oeuvre (Legenda, 2018), and is the special editor of a double issue of Yale French Studies (Yale University Press, 2020) entitled North African Poetry in French. He is currently writing a book called After the Image, which proposes an aesthetic and poetic genealogy of modern Maghrebi poetry in French.
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Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 12:00pm

Speaker/Performer: Ozgen Felek, Yale University

Ozgen Felek is a lector of Ottoman Turkish in the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department at Yale University. Her research interests include literature, gender, and Sufism in the early modern Ottoman world. Felek recently published the collection of Walter G. Andrews’ non-academic work, Walter G. Andrews: Writer, Poet, Playright, Unitarian Universalist (ISIS, 2021), and a diplomatic edition of Ottoman Sultan Murad III’s dream letters: Kitābü’l-Menāmāt Sultan III. Murad’ın Rüya Mektupları (“The Book of Dreams: The Dream Letters of Sultan Murad III”) (Tarih Vakfi Yurt Yayınları, 2014).  She is also co-editor of Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies (SUNY, 2012) with Alexander Knysh, and Victoria Rowe Holbrook’a Armağan (Kanat, 2006) with Walter G. Andrews.
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Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 12:00pm

Speaker/Performer: Kaveh Khoshnood, Yale University
Hosted by Marcia Inhorn

Kaveh Khoshnood, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Yale School of Public Health and executive committee member at Yale Council on Middle East Studies. He is co-founder of Yale Violence and Health Study Group and a faculty member of the Program on Conflict, Resiliency and Health at the Yale MacMillan Center. Dr. Khoshnood is trained as an infectious disease epidemiologist and has more than three decades of domestic and international experience in HIV prevention research among people who use drugs and other at risk populations. Dr. Khoshnood’s research interests include: 1) epidemiology and prevention of HIV/AIDS, 2) research ethics and 3) humanitarian health. His projects are primarily in China, Middle East and Bhutan.
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