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MES Lecture Series - Israel Through A Colored Lens: African-American Perspectives on Mizrahi Israelis

Bryan Roby, Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies, University of Michigan
Monday, March 11, 2019
4:00-5:30 PM
2022 202 S. Thayer Map
This lecture explores African-American interactions with Middle Eastern Jewish (Mizrahi) Israelis in the 1950s and 1960s, highlighting how African-Americans navigated race and their observations on racial dynamics in Israel. Roby focuses on the travels of scholar and social worker Ida B. Jiggetts, who wrote extensively on the social positioning of North African and Yemenite Jewish immigrants to Israel. He concludes with reflections on how Israeli Jewish racial constructs influence current-day societal issues.
Building: 202 S. Thayer
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Free, Jewish Studies, Lecture, Middle East Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Middle East Studies, Judaic Studies, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Global Islamic Studies Center, African Studies Center

The Global Islamic Studies Center organizes a number of public events each year such as lectures, conferences, and films, many in collaboration with other U-M units. Please use our searchable events calendar for information about upcoming programs sponsored by GISC and the Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS).