Monthly Archives: March 2017

Prof Lila Abu-Lughod in Norway

I am proud to be hosting Prof Lila Abu-Lughod (Columbia University, USA), one of the world’s leading, most read and cited contemporary anthropologists, on her first ever visit to Norway in her forty-years’ career as an anthropologist. The main event – a lecture entitled ‘Do Muslim Women Need Saving?’ – introduced by Associate Professor Nefissa […]

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Antirasistisk.no

A commissioned essay for a new Norwegian anti-racist website – antirasist.no – on the background for the UN Day Against Racism on March 21, in commemoration of the apartheid regime’s Sharpeville massacre in 1960.

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Anthropology News

My March column for the American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology News website on ‘the strange public afterlife of anthropological theory’ (otherwise known as the use and abuse of anthropological concepts like ‘ethnicity’) is now online.

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Amsterdam Summer School

I am honoured to have been invited to lecture at Amsterdam University (UvA)’s Summer School on Culture and Politics in the New Europe, which takes place at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands from June 19 to 22 2017. Application deadline May 1 2017.

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Vårt Land

Interviewed by the Norwegian daily newspaper Vårt Land about a problematic invited lecturer and imam, Muhammad Asim Hussain, known for eulogies for the Pakistani assassin Mumtaz Qadri. News item published on March 15 2017.

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Open Democracy

My new essay for Open Democracy about continious selective ‘blindness on the right eye’ in Norway and elsewhere and the lessons from Norway’s terror attacks on July 22 2011 that the world failed to heed.

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