The themes of this talk are the role of public space in regulating and forming racialized minority subjects, the ways in which racial difference works within space to regulate bodies, and how all this adds up to citizenship discourse.
Shazia Iftkhar's research and teaching interests lie in the areas of race/ethnicity, gender and religion in relation to citizenship and nation as well as in questions of communication, identity and the public sphere. Current research critically examines national debate around the Muslim headscarf in France, examining political narrative on French identity and secularism in news coverage and ethnographic data.
The MENAS 493 Colloquium Series is open to the public, 12:00 - 1:30 PM. Those not enrolled in the course are invited to attend all lectures.
Shazia Iftkhar, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, University of Michigan