Islam, Judaism, and Decoloniality with Santiago Slabodsky and Sanober Umar
Santiago Slabodsky is the Robert and Florence Kaufman Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of Religion at Hofstra University. He writes about intercultural encounters between Jewish and Global South social theories and political movements. His book Decolonial Judaism: Triumphal Failures of Barbaric Thinking received the 2017 Frantz Fanon Outstanding Book Award from the Caribbean Philosophical Association. His research interests include Jewish thought and culture, colonialism and decoloniality, sociology of knowledge, Latin American, North African, and Middle Eastern histories, religion and politics, inter-religious conversations, Jewish-Muslim dialogue, critical theories of religion and society, and race and globalization.
Sanober Umar is Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at York University. Her current work explores the relationship (and critical distinctions) between caste and racial hierarchies, and how these entanglements-along with gender and class dynamics-inform the figure of the Muslim in Indian and (neoliberal) world politics. For her upcoming project, Dr. Umar is investigating the histories and global politics of "racing" and gendering Islam as religion including mainstream and academic discursive productions of a universalized and flexible "Muslim World".
Advance Registration Required: https://umich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsdumgqTwsGdAYqZxPsITs8rYl-kwkmQ0k
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|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Judaic Studies, Romance Languages & Literatures, Global Islamic Studies Center|
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