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The Middle East, the Academy, and the Production of Knowledge

January 31, 2018

Since Edward Said's seminal study Orientalism almost 40 years ago, scholars have been aware that the Middle East is not just a site for study, but one invested with multiple meanings on the politics and pitfalls of how to study a place, generally. Situated at a crossroads of geographies, religions, and histories, the Middle East is contested terrain in every sense. This conference brought together scholars from within and outside the United States, who looked at this trope across a range of disciplines.

View a video-recording of the conference, here