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CMENAS Colloquium Series. From Sudan to America: Reflections on Immigration, Diaspora, and Revolution

Amal Hassan Fadlalla, Professor, Anthropology, Women's and Gender Studies, DAAS, University of Michigan
Monday, October 26, 2020
4:00-6:00 PM
Off Campus Location
The 2020 CMENAS Colloquium Series theme is "The Arab Spring: 10 Years Later."
(Please register at; a Zoom link will be emailed to you the day of the event.)

About the Presentation:
Rising anti-immigration sentiments in the United States and elsewhere are built on nativist conceptions entirely innocent of any knowledge of why immigrants are here in the first place. Nativists fail to recognize global connections and how immigrants struggle to make both host and original countries better places. This talk highlights how both national and transnational processes are connected and how these processes shape immigrants’ and trans-local actors’ fight for and debates over equal citizenship rights, inclusion, and belonging. Reflecting on my own work on Sudanese refugees, diaspora, and the current revolution in the Sudan, I explore how the quest for recognition and equal citizenship rights has influenced Sudanese activists’ representation and imagination of both national and transnational citizenship.

About the Speaker:
Amal Hassan Fadlalla is a Professor of Anthropology, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Afroamerican and African studies at the University of Michigan Her research interests and teaching focus on global issues and perspectives related to gender, health, reproduction, diaspora, transnationalism, population, development, and human rights and humanitarianism. She holds and Masters degrees from the University of Khartoum, Sudan (1986, 1992) and a Ph. D from Northwestern University (2000).

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange. Contact: Kristin Waterbury at
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: arab spring, center for middle eastern and north african studies, cmenas, colloquium, Lecture, Virtual
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Department for Afroamerican and African Studies, International Institute, Women's and Gender Studies Department, African Studies Center, Department of Anthropology