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Blackness in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

All lectures will take place via Zoom and will require prior registration. Check back for more details before each talk.

  • September 22, 4:30 PM, Professor Eve Troutt Powell (Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania), “Posing Slaves for the Camera: Race and Photography in 19th century Khartoum,” moderated by Professor William Sturkey (Department of History, UNC)
    REGISTER HERE for the webinar: https://bit.ly/3mnTPVL
  • October 6, 3-5 PM, “Black and Afro-Iranians in Iranian Cultural Imaginary,” Panel Discussion with Professor Sima Shakhsari (University of Minnesota), Professor M. Shadee Malaklou (Berea College), Professor Amirhossei Vafa (Shiraz University), Ms. Priscillia Kounkou Hveyda (Human Rights Lawyer), and Professor Parisa Vaziri (Cornell): “Black and Afro-Iranians in Iranian Cultural Imaginary,” moderated by Professor Claudia Yaghoobi (Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, UNC)
    REGISTER HERE for the webinar: go.unc.edu/iranwebinar
  • October 22, 4 PM, Professor Timothy Daniels (Hofstra University), “Blackness in Malaysia and Indonesia: Stories from the Field,” moderated by Dr. Kevin Fogg (Associate Director, Carolina Asia Center, UNC)
    REGISTER HERE for the webinar: HTTPS://GO.UNC.EDU/CM7O5
  • January 21, 4 PM, Paige Cottingham-Streater (Executive Director, Japan-US Friendship Commission), “Black Americans and U.S.-Japan Relations,” moderated by Professor Morgan Pitelka (Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, UNC)
    REGISTER HERE for the webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NyogOAE2Qcue0ZO1jiGluA
  • February 3, 4 PM, Professor Nadia Kim (Loyola Marymount University), “Black American Relations with South Koreans and Korean Americans: Historical Origins and Present Trajectories,” moderated by Morgan Wilson (Ph.D. candidate, UNC Department of History)
  • March 18, 4 PM, Dr. Taylor Moore (UC Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSB), “Down to the Bone: Dissecting Blackness in Early-Twentieth-Century Egypt,” moderated by Shreya Parikh (Ph.D. candidate, UNC Department of Sociology)
  • April 8, 4 PM, Professor Marvin Sterling (Indiana University), “On the Politics of Presence: Afro-Asia in the Age of Black Lives Matter,” moderated by Diandra Dwyer (UNC alumna, animator and filmmaker in Tokyo)

UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, with support from the Carolina Asia Center, the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, and the Institute of African American Research