Sexualites and Queer Imaginaries Across the Middle East and North Africa
In this talk, Dr. Sa’ed Atshan will trace the rise of Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) movements across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Join us for this virtual talk and Q&A: bit.ly/CMESTalks2021 (Zoom ID: 880 8414 1217)
SPEAKER: Dr. Sa’ed Atshan is an Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College. He is spending the 2020-2021 academic year as a Visiting Professor of Anthropology and Visiting Scholar in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He previously served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. He earned a Joint Ph.D. in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies and an MA in Social Anthropology from Harvard University, and a Master in Public Policy (MPP) degree from the Harvard Kennedy School. Atshan has published two books: Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique (Stanford University Press, 2020) and The Moral Triangle: Germans, Israelis, Palestinians (Duke University Press, 2020).
DISCUSSANT: Miguel Fuentes Carreño is a PhD Candidate in Global Studies. He’s a research fellow for the UNESCO Youth as Researchers Program 2020, and Graduate Research Assistant for the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies. He’s also co-organizer of the Middle East and North Africa’s Studies Week in Mexico, and was previously an intern at the UNFPA Egypt Country Office. Miguel is currently conducting research in Mexico City with multiple NGOs on women’s rights, LGBTIQ+ rights, trans women’s rights and rights of people living with HIV.