Upcoming Events

Speaker: Osiris Aníbal Gómez
Friday, October 7, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Brown Bag Series

Blegen 425

**Please note, we encourage you to come in person, but if you aren't able to attend we have a livestream option and a recording will be made available on our website following the event. 

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Passcode: 6KTA60

This talk aims to analyze how Indigenous writers are creating a new site of signification in literature where the myth of the War on Drugs is deconstructed bringing to light how the State-sanctioned violence is a mechanism of dispossession.

Speaker: Sudha Nagavarapu and Dwijendra Nath Guru
Thursday, October 13, 2022, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Co-sponsored

R-380 Seminar Room, Learning & Environmental Sciences Bldg 1954 Buford Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108

A conversation with Sudha Nagavarapu and Dwijendra Nath Guru on: The Politics and Ecology of Food in India: History, Geography, Technology, Community

Speaker: Osama Imran
Friday, October 14, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Brown Bag Series

Blegen Hall 425

**Please note, we encourage you to come in person, but if you aren't able to attend we have a livestream option and a recording will be made available on our website following the event. 

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Passcode:  xLTG7B

Through ethnographic research among the silsila (chain/spiritual genealogy) members of Naqshbandia Awaisia in Pakistan, my project focuses on the Sufi practice of zikr in which practitioners synchronize the repetition of their breath and head movement with the inner recitation of Allah's name.

Speaker: Anand Patwardhan
Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
South Asia Seminar Series

TBA

Anand Patwardhan is an Indian documentary filmmaker known for his socio-political, human rights-oriented films. Some of his films explore the rise of religious fundamentalism, sectarianism and casteism in India, while others investigate nuclear nationalism and unsustainable development.

TBA

Speaker: Meena Dhanda
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
South Asia Seminar Series
Speaker: Lindokuhle Mandyoli
Friday, October 28, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Brown Bag Series

Blegen Hall 425

**Please note, we encourage you to come in person, but if you aren't able to attend we have a livestream option and a recording will be made available on our website following the event. 

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Passcode:  1gm8ze

Lindokuhle Mandyoli proposes a re-examination of what we understand colonial injustice to be – a fundamentally material injustice. Mandyoli essentially deals with two contending arguments on the debate on justice in South Africa, namely Transformative Constitutionalism and the Constitutional Abolitionists.


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Past Events

The Glass Palace of Comparison: Rūḥī al-Khālidī on Arabic and the Place of Africa, in Theory

In a pioneering study of Arabic and French literatures published in Cairo (1902–1904, 1904, 1912), the Ottoman-Palestinian intellectual Rūḥī al-Khālidī forges Arabic literary modernity . . .