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Virtual Talk: “Iran, Race, and the Myth of ‘Whiteness’” with Dr. Omid Safi (Duke)
August 27, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Why do so many Iranians self-identify as white? If you are interested in issues of how Iranians are racialized, and the complexities of whiteness, legal categorization, Iranian-American identities, and that whole “Aryan” issue, join Dr. Omid Safi and the Duke Persian Student Association for this talk Thursday.
Omid Safi is a leading Muslim public intellectual and Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University. He specializes in the study of Islamic mysticism and contemporary Islam and frequently writes on liberationist traditions of Dr. King, Malcolm X, and is committed to spiritual traditions that link together love and justice. His most recent book is Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Traditions, published by Yale University Press. Omid is among the most frequently sought out speakers on Islam in popular media, appearing in The New York Times, Newsweek, Washington Post, PBS, NPR, NBC, CNN, and other international media.
Sponsored by the Duke Persian Student Association.