Annual MLK Day lecture to focus on building strategies


The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies and Global Islamic Studies Center will present its annual MLK Day lecture virtually at 4 p.m. Feb. 8.


Panelists will focus on strategies for decolonizing knowledge about Nubia at the fraught intersections of race, politics and history in the Global South.

Nubians are an internally diverse ethnolinguistic community whose historical homeland is located along the Nile River in southern Egypt and northern Sudan.

The panel will be moderated by Samer Ali, associate professor of Middle East studies in LSA, who also directs the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies and the Global Islamic Studies Center. The panel will include:

  • Yasmin Moll, assistant professor of anthropology in LSA.
  • Geoff Emberling, associate research scientist, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology; lecturer, Middle East studies in LSA.
  • Michael Fahy, lecturer, educational studies in the School of Education.
  • Nabra Nelson, performer.

The event is free, and registration is required.


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