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Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Theory

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Department of Architecture at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty teaching position in global Architectural History, 1400-1800, in the History Theory Criticism (HTC) Program in Architecture and Art. The History, Theory, Criticism program in MIT's School of Architecture and Planning was founded in the 1970s as the first PhD program in a school of architecture, specializing in interdisciplinary research and teaching focused on the intertwined histories of architecture and art.

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Sinostan: China’s Inadvertent Empire

Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore

In Sinostan, Raffaello Pantucci and Alexandros Petersen recount their travels across Central Asia to tell the story of China’s growing influence. They interview Chinese traders in latter-day Silk Road bazaars; climb remote mountain passes threatened by construction; commiserate with Afghan archaeologists charged with saving centuries-old Buddhist ruins before they are swept away by mining projects; meet with eager young Central Asians learning Mandarin; and sit with officials in all five Central Asian capitals, bearing witness to a region increasingly transformed by Beijing’s presence. Their stories and experiences illustrate how China’s foreign policy initiative has expressed itself on the ground, and what it means for those living both within and beyond the boundaries of its “inadvertent empire”. This public talk will be conducted both in-person and online via Zoom on Tuesday, 25 Oct 2022, from 5.00 pm to 6 pm SGT.

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Perceived Discrimination and the Integration Paradox in Stigmatized Neighborhoods

Middle East Studies Program at UW Madison

Residents of “European Banlieues,” or stigmatized neighborhoods in urban peripheries across Europe, are frequent subjects targets of discrimination. But little research has systematically examined the attitudes of these neighborhoods’ residents. We fill this gap and ask how much discrimination immigrant residents of the most deprived neighborhoods in Sweden perceive, and whether perceived discrimination matters for their political incorporation.

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Layla Murad, the Jewish-Muslim Star of Egypt

Middle East Studies Program at UW Madison

Professor Hammad discusses the life and legacy of Layla Murad, one of the most beloved and remembered Arab singing stars in the twentieth century, to analyze politics of sexuality, ethnicity, socio-cultural interaction between Muslims and Jews, and the crucial role popular culture played in constructing an exclusive Arab-Islamic Egyptian identity.

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Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies

Stanford University

The Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies. They seek candidates specializing in pre-modern Islam (7th–15th centuries), with a preference for the early period. A PhD is required at the time of appointment. The term of the appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2023.

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Cornell University Near Eastern Studies

The Department of Near Eastern Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, seeks to appoint a tenure track assistant professor who specializes in Arabic and Islamic studies in the Middle East and North Africa prior to 1800. We particularly welcome applicants whose work is innovative and interdisciplinary. Discipline open.

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ME 101 Lecture Series 2022

Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore

This lecture series will give you a comprehensive overview of the Middle East and its impacts on Singapore and the world. This series will be conducted weekly, both in person and online via Zoom, starting 18 August 2022, 4.30pm to 6.00pm. All are welcome to participate. This event is free, however, registration is compulsory. Successful registrants will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom details closer to the date of the event.

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