Category Archives: Atheism

Africa is a Country

My review essay for Africa is a Country about two new books by and about the late Stuart Hall (1932-2014), namely Stuart Hall and Bill Shwarz’ ‘Familiar Stranger’ (Duke UP/Allen Lane, 2017) and David C. Scott’s ‘Stuart Hall’s Voice’ (Duke UP, 2017). With thanks to Sean Jacobs for the edits.

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Columbia Global Freedom of Expression

My new case summary for the Columbia Global Freedom of Expression Project – this time of the precedent-setting Norwegian Supreme Court verdict in Norwegian Prosecution Authority v. X (2012), relating to racist hate speech punishable under the then Norwegian General Penal Code Paragraph 135 (a) – now Section 185.

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Religious Studies Review

My new comissioned review for the Rice University-edited Religious Studies Review of Susanna Mancini and Michel Rosenfeld’s edited volume ‘Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival’ (Oxford University Press, 2014).

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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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