Events at the Anthropology and Sociology of Development
Wednesday 15 May 2013, 18:00 - Friday 31 May 2013, 00:00
launches photo-exhibtion: "Deconstructing the I"
Thursday 23 May 2013, 18:30-20:30
Voie-Creuse - CV 342
avec Prof. Isabelle Milbert, film: Mafrouza (2007) d'Emmanuelle Demoris (Egypte-France).
Monday 27 May 2013, 18:30-20:00
Europe’s Muslim Passions
University Reader in Modern South Asia History, Fellow, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
Professor Devji will present a critique of "Islamophobia" as an analytical category, and situates European controversies over Islam within a historical context defined by the end of the Cold War and the establishment of the EU. It also inquires into the globalisation of Islam and asks what kind of threat it poses European structures of state and governance.
Faisal Devji is a Reader in Modern South Asian History at St Antony’s, Oxford. He has held faculty positions at the New School in New York, Yale University and the University of Chicago, from where he also received his PhD in Intellectual History. Devji was Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows, Harvard University, and Head of Graduate Studies at the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London. Dr Devji is the author of two books, Landscapes of the Jihad: Militancy, Morality, Modernity (2005), and The Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics (2009), and is currently writing a book on the emergence of Muslim politics and the founding of Pakistan. He sits on the board of Public Culture.