The CMES Spotlight Series features presentations on current research by the faculty and students that constitute our diverse scholarly community across departments, initiatives, and programs at UCSB. All events will be held via zoom. Links to register for our webinars will be posted a week before the events.
October 12, 5 pm PST
November 5, 9 am PST
Shaping Self, Shaping Other: a CMES graduate fellows panel
Amy Fallas (History), Death of a Prime Minister: The Assassination of Boutros Ghali and the Origins of Egyptian Sectarianism, 1906-1911
Wael Hegazy (Religious Studies), Online Islamic Rituals and their Impact on Shaping the Muslim Communities
Ibrahim Mansour (History), Sufism, Philosophy, and the Reverberations of Power in Medieval Islamic Thought
Richard Nedjat-Haim (Comparative Literature), The Jews of the Middle East and North Africa: The Politics of Performance
Rachel Winter (History of Art and Architecture), The 1976 World of Islam Festival in Hindsight: Finding the Contemporary
Discussant: Dwight Reynolds (Religious Studies)
January 11, 5 pm PST
February 25, 9 am PST
Infrastructure, Architecture: a CMES graduate fellows panel
Ali Derafshi (History of Art and Architecture), Memāri-e Irāni in California: Iranian and Persian-inspired Architecture in the Land of Sunshine
Samira Fathi (History of Art and Architecture), Architectural Patronage and Urbanization of Isfahan, 1700-1834
Anthony Greco (History), “The Greatest Irrigation Canal on Earth:” Muhammad Effendi Ismail’s Image of Infrastructure, Asyūṭ, 1900.
Tina Guirguis (Global Studies), Potty Politics: Toilets for the People?
Alice Kezhaya (Global Studies), Beirut’s EDL Building & Electricity Infrastructure’s Racializing Order
Discussant: Lisa Parks (Film and Media)