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16th Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Middle East and Islamic Studies Conference: “Muslims, Motherland, and Minoritization”

March 2, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This conference aims to explore how categorization by governing bodies create and influence ethno-religious identities as a component of subjecthood. Questions to explore include: How do the state and other actors influence religious and/or racial minority identity? What roles do power, gender, race, and sexuality play in these identity formations? How have standards of normativity been constructed and projected onto Muslim bodies? The conference is the longest running graduate student Middle East & Islamic Studies conference in the country.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please visit here.

Sponsored by Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies; Carolina Asia Center; Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense, UNC; Department of History, UNC; Department of Religious Studies, UNC; Department of Romance Studies, UNC; Department of Sociology, UNC; Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, UNC; Duke Department of Religious Studies; Duke Islamic Studies Center; Southeast Asian Approaches Working Group, UNC

FedEx Global Education Center, room 1009

UNC Chapel Hill


March 2, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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FedEx Global Education Center
301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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