MESA 2016

MESA MEMEAC Affiliates

For the Middle East Studies Association’s 2016 conference in Boston from November 17 to 20, many of our faculty and students presented on various topics. Please click on the presenter’s name or their talk’s title for further information.

Papers:

Habiba Boumlik [P4460-18622] Teaching French to North African soldiers in the French Colonial Army  (Saturday, 11/19/16 2:00pm)

Stephanie Boyle [P4504-19493] The Province as Anecdote: Cholera, Tanta and Egyptian National History 1848-1907 (Friday, 11/18/16 3:45pm)

Jeffrey Culang [P4575-19565] “The Shari‘a Must Go”: The Politics of Religious Freedom in Egypt’s Liberal Age (Sunday, 11/20/16 8:00am)

Mohammed Ezzeldin [P4614-19566] Failed Revolutions, Premature Temporalities: Arwa Salih and the post 1967 generation in Egypt (Saturday, 11/19/16 2:00pm)

Jameel Haque [P4674-19505] Conflict and Cooperation: American Trade in Late Ottoman Baghdad and Basra (Friday, 11/18/16 3:45pm)

Hratch Kestanian [P4499-19026] Doctors, Disease, and Death at the End of the Ottoman Empire (Sunday, 11/20/16 8:00am)

Chris Kirkpatrick [P4689-19220] Najd al-ʿArdah: Saudi Arabia and Dancing with Swords, 1932-1952 (Saturday, 11/19/16 12:00nn)

Suha Kudsieh [P4359-18591] Shaykh Muhammad ‘Ayyad al-Tantawi’s Journey to Tsarist Russia (1840-1850) (Saturday, 11/19/16 2:00pm)

Jeremy Randall [P4467-19567] Affective Subjectivities as a Counter to Sectarianism: The Cinema of Maroun Baghdadi (Sunday, 11/20/16 8:00am)

Shareah Taleghani [P4383-18836] Forms of Dissidence: Genre, Narrative Structure, and Authority in Syrian Prison Literature (Sunday, 11/20/16 12:00nn)

Secil Yilmaz [P4320-18915] Negotiating Love in the Late Ottoman Period (Friday, 11/18/16 10:00am)

Discussants & Presenters:

Baron, Beth (City University of New York)

[S4717] Plenary Session: Lakhdar Brahimi on “Ups and Downs and Elephants in the Room: The UN Peace Operations — Chair
[S4718] Presidential Address — Organizer
[S4718] Presidential Address — Presenter
[S4715] Professional Issues Workshop: Confronting Sexual Harassment in the Academy — Organizer

Boumlik, Habiba (LaGuardia Community College, CUNY)

[P4460] North Africa: a forgotten front during the First World War? — Presenter

Boyle, Stephanie (New York City College of Technology, CUNY)

[P4504] Provincializing the Core: Impact of Provincial History on Egyptian National History 1850s to 1920s — Organizer
[P4504] Provincializing the Core: Impact of Provincial History on Egyptian National History 1850s to 1920s — Presenter

Can, Lale (City College of New York, CUNY)

[C4705] International Law, Sovereignty and Subjecthood in the Late Ottoman Empire — Organizer
[C4705] International Law, Sovereignty and Subjecthood in the Late Ottoman Empire – Chair

Culang, Jeffrey (Graduate Center, CUNY)

[P4575] Ethical Possibilities and Political Imaginaries in the Middle East, Past and Present — Presenter
[P4575] Ethical Possibilities and Political Imaginaries in the Middle East, Past and Present — Organizer

El-Husseini, Rola (Graduate Center, CUNY)

[P4375] The Shi’a of Lebanon: New Approaches to History, Politics, and Religion – Organizer

Ezzeldin, Mohammed (Graduate Center, CUNY)

[P4614] Generations, Ruination and Memory in Egypt 1952- 2011 — Organizer
[P4614] Generations, Ruination and Memory in Egypt 1952- 2011 — Presenter

Haque, Jameel (CUNY Graduate Center)

[P4674] Ottoman Provinces: Commerce and Communities — Presenter

Kestanian, Hratch (Graduate Center, CUNY)

[P4499] War, social reform and social medicine in the Middle East (19th-21st century) – Presenter

Kirkpatrick, Chris (Graduate Center, CUNY)

[P4689] Saudi Arabia: Swords, Slavery, and Origins of ISIS — Presenter

Kudsieh, Suha (College of Staten Island, CUNY)

[P4359] From Arab-Russian to Arab-Soviet Cultural Encounters: Are There Continuities? — Presenter

Panetta, Claire (Graduate Center, CUNY)

[R4435] Beyond the Square: Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings — Organizer
[R4435] Beyond the Square: Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings – Presenter

Parmaksizoglu, Duygu (Graduate Center, CUNY)

[R4435] Beyond the Square: Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings — Presenter

Pursley, Sara (NYU)

[P4456] Culture and Contention in Modern Iraq – Discussant

Randall, Jeremy (Graduate Center, CUNY)

[P4467] Arab Culture and Politics in Times of Crisis — Presenter
[P4467] Arab Culture and Politics in Times of Crisis – Organizer

Schwedler, Jillian M. (Hunter College, CUNY)

[R4300] Ethics of Researching Middle East Politics — Chair
[R4300] Ethics of Researching Middle East Politics — Organizer
[P4343] In the Neighborhood of War: Everyday specters of (dis-)order in Jordan – Discussant

Sharp, Deen (Graduate Center, CUNY)

[R4435] Beyond the Square: Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings — Organizer
[R4435] Beyond the Square: Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings — Presenter

Soyubol, Kutlughan (Graduate Center, CUNY)

[C4377] Teaching History of Islamic Science and Technology — Presenter

Taleghani, R. Shareah (Queens College, CUNY)

[P4383] Generations of Dissent: Cultural Production, Oppositional Aesthetics, and the State — Presenter
[P4383] Generations of Dissent: Cultural Production, Oppositional Aesthetics, and the State — Organizer
[P4579] Grounds of Comparison: Remapping Arabic Literary and Cultural Studies — Discussant

Yesil, Bilge (College of Staten Island, CUNY)

[P4589] Communicating Politics in the Middle East: Objects, Spaces and Voices in Political Narratives — Chair
[P4589] Communicating Politics in the Middle East: Objects, Spaces and Voices in Political Narratives — Discussant
[P4589] Communicating Politics in the Middle East: Objects, Spaces and Voices in Political Narratives — Organizer

Yilmaz, Secil (Graduate Center, CUNY)

[P4320] What’s love got to do with it? Political Imagination and Discourses of Love — Presenter
[R4345] Digitizing Women’s and Gender History: A Way Forward for the Field? — Presenter