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Categories in Trouble: The Politics of Identity in North Africa, 19th-20th Centuries

  • Columbia Maison Francaise, East Gallery 515 West 116th Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Over the past two centuries, North Africa has been transformed by momentous economic and political change as well as mass migration. This one-day conference will address how these developments have shaped conceptions of population and territory and, in turn, personal and collective identities.

With Sarah Ghabrial (Columbia University), M'hamed Oualdi (Princeton University), Emmanuelle Saada (Columbia University), Joshua Schreier (Vassar College), Jennifer Sessions (University of Iowa), Todd Shepard (Johns Hopkins University), Judith Surkis (Rutgers University), Sylvie Thénault (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), Jonathan Wyrtzen (Yale University).

This event is co-sponsored Columbia University Maison Française; Department of History; Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies; Middle East Institute; Institute of African Studies; Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life; Institute for Comparative Literature and Society; Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality; and Institute for the Study of Social Difference.