[PAST EVENT] Scholarly Perspectives: Spring 2024 Speaker Series on the Middle East - Jonathan Glasser

February 22, 2024
3:30pm - 4:50pm
Tucker Hall, 127A
350 James Blair Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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This Spring Semester series sets in motion informed conversations among William & Mary students, faculty, and staff about Gaza, Israel, Palestine and the wider Middle East.

Initiated by a faculty consortium of members from Anthropology, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Global Studies, Government, Judaic Studies, and International Relations, the series is supported by the Reves Center for International Studies and Arts & Sciences.

The consortium invites William & Mary faculty interested in inviting speakers or moderating panels on this topic in Fall 2024 to contact the Reves Center at [[international]]. View full Spring 2024 series schedule.

Palestine, Israel, and the Question of Context

Jonathan Glasser is a historical anthropologist whose work focuses on questions of patrimony, memory, expressive culture, and social difference in modern North Africa, with particular attention to Algeria and Morocco. His first book, The Lost Paradise: Andalusi Music in Urban North Africa (University of Chicago Press, 2016), explored the dynamics of revival and transmission in an urban performance practice in northwestern Algeria and eastern Morocco. He is currently finishing a book about Muslim-Jewish interactions around music and poetry in Algeria and its diaspora in the early modern and modern periods. He is also developing a new project about the fate of evolutionary concepts in anthropological thought. He regularly teaches courses on sociocultural theory, North Africa and the Middle East, language, and Muslim-Jewish relations. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 2008.

Sponsored by: Reves Center for International Studies and Arts & Sciences