CIDRAL events: Wednesday 11 December

by | Dec 9, 2019 | Events, News | 0 comments

There will be two final CIDRAL events this week, both on Wednesday 11 December: 

  1. Ludovic-Mohammed Zahed will give a seminar on ‘Islam and the Diversity of Gender and Sexuality’, 2-4pm in the Samuel Alexander Building, A102.

As a queer French Muslim who is trained in cognitive sciences, social psychology, anthropology, and also a qualified Imam, Dr. Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed is particularly well placed to analyse the contemporary, socio-political situation of LGBT Muslims as well as the question of gender and sexuality in the Islamic tradition. Trained in Algeria in Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir al-Qur’an) and Islamic orthopraxy (usul al-fiqh), Dr. Zahed holds a master’s degree from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris (ENS) and a doctorate from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). He is the author of numerous books, scholarly articles, and newspaper op-eds. He currently the rector of the Calem Institute in Marseille, France.

  1. The CIDRAL Book Launch, 5-7.30pm, in the upstairs lounge at Brew Dog on Oxford Road. There will be drinks and snacks.

We shall be launching the following books:

Ann Dunlop and Cordelia Warr (eds), special issue of the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library (95.2) on Foreign Bodies

Peter Gatrell, The Unsettling of Europe: The Great Migration, 1945 to the Present (Allen Lane)

Sheena Kalayil, Second-Generation South Asian Britons: Multilingualism, Heritage Languages, and Diasporic Identity (Lexington Books) and The Wild Wind (Polygon)

Christian Laes (ed.), A Cultural History of Disability in Antiquity (Bloombsury)

Corinne Painter, Writing Lives: A Female German Jewish Perspective on the Early Twentieth Century (Peter Lang)

Zahia Smail Salhi, Occidentalism: Literary Representations of the Maghrebi Experience of the East-West Encounter (EUP)

Peter Wade, James Scorer, Ignacio Aguiló (eds), Cultures of Anti-Racism in Latin America and the Caribbean (University of London Press)

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the seminar with Dina Nayeri originally planned for Thursday afternoon this week.


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