Read More

Guest lecture: Engaging with the refugee crisis beyond Eurocentrism

Last week I gave a guest lecture in the graduate course, Postcolonial Transitions, at Utrecht University (course lecturers Dr. Gianmaria Colpani and Prof. Sandra Ponzanesi). The lecture was part of a course module on applying postcolonial frameworks in order to better understand the Arab Spring, its historical background, and its aftermath. It was also designed to raise critical questions about how useful postcolonial frameworks are for a case such as Syria. It was a great experience to discuss such a pressing, current conflict with engaged and informed students. Here are the readings that were assigned for the week: