Guest lecture: Engaging with the Syrian refugee crisis’ origins rather than focusing only on Europe’s borders

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 history, and aftermath. It was also designed to raise … More Guest lecture: Engaging with the Syrian refugee crisis’ origins rather than focusing only on Europe’s borders

Materialities of Postcolonial Memory Conference

I spent the past few days attending the conference on Materialities of Postcolonial Memory organized by the Amsterdam School for Heritage Memory and Material Culture. The highlights for me were the panels that dealt with media and digital technologies in postcolonial heritage and memory practices. These included papers on historiographies of radio and film such … More Materialities of Postcolonial Memory Conference

Guest Lecture for Postcolonial Europe course

  In a week I’ll be giving a guest lecture in the course, Postcolonial Europe. The course is given by Dr. Layal Ftouni as part of the undergrad minor in Gender Studies at Utrecht University. The title of my lecture is The Muslim Rape of Europe and it’s about how boundaries of gender and sexuality are policed in tandem with … More Guest Lecture for Postcolonial Europe course