Connections Episode 50
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Maya Mikdashi
Thursday, 12 January 2022
10:00 AM EST | 16:00 CET | 17:00 Beirut
Join us on Thursday, 12 January for a discussion about sexuality, sectarianism, and the state in Lebanon with Maya Mikdashi and Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani. This episode of Connections will focus on Mikdashi’s new book, Sextarianism: Sovereignty, Secularism and the State in Lebanon (Stanford University Press, 2022), as well as recent developments in Lebanon.
Connections offers timely and informative interviews on current events and broader policy questions, as well as themes relevant to knowledge production. It combines journalism, analysis, and scholarship.
Maya Mikdashi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University. Her first book Sextarianism: Sovereignty, Secularism and the State in Lebanon (Stanford University Press, 2022) theorizes the relationships between sexual difference and political difference, the religious and the secular, and law, bureaucracy, and biopower. Her writing is grounded in ethnographic and archival research, and has been translated into Arabic, Turkish, French, Spanish, and German. Maya has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the International Journal of Middle East Studies, Gay and Lesbian Quarterly, Transgender Studies Quarterly, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, the Journal of Palestine Studies, and the American Indian Culture and Research Journal. She has also been published in peer-reviewed edited volumes and in public-facing venues. She is a co-founding editor of Jadaliyya.
Mouin Rabbani has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He was previously Senior Analyst Middle East and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and head of political affairs with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.
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