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Lecture: “Down to the Bone: Dissecting Blackness in Early-Twentieth-Century Egypt” with Dr. Taylor Moore (UC Santa Barbara)
March 18, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Taylor M. Moore is a University of California Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in the History Department at UC Santa Barbara. Her research lies at the intersections of critical race studies, decolonial/postcolonial histories of science, and decolonial materiality studies. Her manuscript-in-preparation, Superstitious Women: Race, Magic, and Medicine in Egypt, uses modern Egyptian amulets as an archive to reconstruct the magical and vernacular medical life-worlds of peasant women healers, and their critical role developing medico-anthropological expertise in Egypt from 1880-1950. Taylor’s work is invested in illuminating the occult(ed) networks, economies, and actors whose bodies and labor are generally rendered invisible in Eurocentric histories of global science.
Discussion moderated by Shreya Parikh, Ph.D Candidate in UNC Sociology.
Register here. Part of the UNC Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies 2020-2021 Speaker Series, “Blackness in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies,” supported by the Center for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and the Institute for African American Research, UNC-Chapel Hill.
Sponsored by the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, and co-sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center and the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies.