Down to the Bone: Dissecting Blackness in Early-Twentieth-Century Egypt
With Dr. Taylor Moore
Shreya Parikh, Ph.D Candidate in UNC Sociology, Moderator
March 18th, 4PM
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-inpreparation, 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.
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.