Iraqi Jews Between Millet and Public Life in the First Half of the 20th Century


Thursday, April 5, 2012, 1:00pm to 3:00pm


CMES, 38 Kirkland Street, Room 102, Cambridge, MA 02138

The CMES Arab Transformative Movements Working Group is pleased to invite undergraduate students and the CMES community to a special meeting of Dr. Susan Kahn's Jewish Studies 103 seminar: Jewish Cultures of the Middle East with

Sami Zubaida
Birkbeck College, University of London

Please RSVP to Liz Flanagan, if you plan to attend.

Sami Zubaida is Emeritus Professor of Politics and Sociology at Birkbeck College, University of London and Research Associate of the London Middle East Institute at SOAS. He has held visiting positions in Cairo, Istanbul, Beirut, Aix-en-Provence, Paris, Berkeley CA and NYU, written and lectured widely on themes of religion, culture, law and politics in the Middle East, with particular attention to Egypt, Iran, Iraq and Turkey. His other work is on food history and culture, and he is a Professorial Research Associate of the Food Studies Centre at SOAS. His books include: Islam, the People and the State: Political Ideas and Movements in the Middle East (3rd edition 2009); A Taste of Thyme: Culinary Cultures of the Middle East (edited, with R Tapper, 2nd edition 2000); Law and Power in the Islamic World (2003), and Beyond Islam: A New Understanding of the Middle East (2011).

Please note: this event is open to the public; all recording devices are prohibited without the advance written permission of the speaker and the chair.

Contact: Liz Flanagan
Sponsor(s): Center for Middle Eastern Studies Arab Transformative Movements Working Group. Made possible with support from the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Dean of the Division of Social Science, and the Donald T. Regan Lecture Fund.