Joseph Massad in Cairo: On Colonialism and Rights Movements in the Arab World

Ahram Online , Monday 24 Aug 2015

The distinguished author and professor of Arab politics will speak Monday evening at the DAAL Center for Research in Garden City

Joseph Massad
Joseph Massad, Professor of Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History at Columbia University (Photo: Other)

DAAL Center for Research will host Professor Joseph Massad on Monday, 24 August at 6:00pm to give a lecture entitled, ‘Colonial Invasion and the Political Currents and Rights Movements in the Arab World.’

Joseph Massad is an award-winning author and a Columbia University professor of modern Arab politics and intellectual history. According to his biography on the university webpage, Massad is interested in issues of identity and culture – including theories of nationalism, sexuality, race, and religion. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1998. He is the author of Desiring Arabs (2007), which was awarded the Lionel Trilling Book Award; The Persistence of the Palestinian Question: Essays on Zionism and the Palestinian Question (2006); and Colonial Effects: The Making of National Identity in Jordan (2001). His book Daymumat al-Mas’alah al-Filastiniyyah was published by Dar Al-Adab in 2009 and La Persistance de la question Palestinienne was published by La Fabrique in 2009. The Arabic translation of Desiring Arabs was published in 2013 by Dar Al-Shorouk Press in Cairo under the title Ishtiha’ Al-‘Arab.

The lecture will take place:

Monday, August 24, 6:00pm

DAAL Research Center

5 Ibrahim Naguib St. Garden City, Cairo.

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