Focused Discussions, Race & Society, Regional Studies

Workshop: Race and Ethnicity in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia

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On January 10-11, 2024, the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at Georgetown University in Qatar (GUQ) organized a workshop to discuss draft papers submitted under its Race and Ethnicity in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia research initiative. Over two days, the convened scholars presented and received feedback on their papers that tackled a wide array of issues, including; the history of racism in Africa, Turkey, and the Ottoman Empire, the notion of whiteness and blackness, the construction of national identity within diasporic communities and everyday racism in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Participants and Discussants: 

  • Rogaia Abusharaf, Georgetown University in Qatar
  • Akintunde E. Akinade, Georgetown University in Qatar
  • Azza Ahmed Abdel Aziz, University of London
  • Zahra Babar, CIRS, Georgetown University in Qatar
  • Clovis Bergère, Northwestern University Qatar
  • Misba Bhatti, CIRS, Georgetown University in Qatar
  • Uday Chandra, Georgetown University in Qatar
  • Chouki El Hamel, Arizona State University
  • Amal Ghazal, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
  • Sami Hermez, Northwestern University in Qatar
  • Wilson Chacko Jacob, Concordia University
  • Taha Kaleem, PhD student, Brandeis University
  • Aashish Karn, postgraduate student, Lancaster University
  • Hasan Mahmud, Northwestern University in Qatar
  • Thomas F. McDow, Ohio State University
  • Pascal Ménoret, Brandeis University
  • Mostafa Minawi, Cornell University
  • Suzi Mirgani, CIRS, Georgetown University in Qatar
  • Yehia Abdelmobdy Mohamed, Georgetown University in Qatar
  • Anne-Sophie Pratte, Georgetown University in Qatar
  • Paul A. Silverstein, Reed College (Portland, USA)
  • Leila Tayeb, Northwestern University in Qatar
  • Ousmane Traoré, Pomona College
  • Elizabeth Wanucha, CIRS, Georgetown University in Qatar
  • Tukufu Zuberi, University of Pennsylvania