We are very excited to announce that Ronit Lentin, (retired) associate professor of sociology at Trinity College Dublin, will be the keynote speaker of our first online networking event, which will take place on 15-16 November 2020.Professor Lentin's keynote speech is titled "Activism, Palestine, Despair: Waking From My Zionist Dream".Professor Lentin's latest publications are: Traces of Racial Exception: Racializing Israeli Settler Colonialism (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018) and Enforcing Silence: Academic Freedom, Palestine and The Criticism of Israel (co-edited with David Landy and Conor McCarthy, Zed Books/Bloomsbury, 2020). You read more about professor Lentin's work on her blog, https://ronitlentin.net In the meantime, you can submit your abstract for our event to the email firstname.lastname@example.org by 25 October.
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Emerging Perspectives on the Middle East and North Africa from IrelandDate: 15-16 November 2020The Irish Network for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (INMENAS) invites scholars based in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to present their work at its first online networking event. INMENAS is a new collective of academics from several universities on the island of Ireland, whose objective is to create an inclusive, multidisciplinary network for scholars in Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) studies. As we witness the interest in MENA studies growing in Ireland, we think it is time to consolidate relationships between individuals and institutions. We regard this as a vital task for our community: this networking event aims to map who we are and where we work, and what topics are prevalent among Ireland-based scholars. We want to foster opportunities for informal and formal peer-to-peer mentorship, including individuals at different stages of their career. INME…