Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Guest speaker: Joseph Massad on “The Price of Recognition: The One Islam and the Many

Thu, September 28, 2017 | Parlin Hall, Room 301, UT Austin campus

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Guest speaker: Joseph Massad on “The Price of Recognition: The One Islam and the Many

Joseph Massad teaches and writes about modern Arab politics and intellectual history. He has a particular interest in theories of identity and culture – including theories of nationalism, sexuality, race and religion. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1998. He is the author of Desiring Arabs (2007); The Persistence of the Palestinian Question: Essays on Zionism and the Palestinian Question (2006); and Colonial Effects: The Making of National Identity in Jordan (2001).  His book Daymumat al-Mas’alah al-Filastiniyyah was published by Dar Al-Adab in 2009, and La persistance de la question palestinienne was published by La Fabrique in 2009. The Arabic translation of Desiring Arabs was published in 2013 by Dar Al-Shuruq Press in Cairo under the title Ishtiha’ Al-‘Arab. His latest book is Islam in Liberalism, University of Chicago Press, 2015.

Sponsored by: Department of English, the Department of Asian Studies, the Program in Islamic Studies, the Center for Asian American Studies, and the Academic Enrichment Fund of the Graduate School

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