Connections Episode 50
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Maya Mikdashi
On Thursday, 12 January Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani spoke with Maya Mikdashi about sexuality, sectarianism, and the state in Lebanon. This episode of Connections focuses 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.
Connections Episode 36: The War in Ukraine with Nabih Bulos
Connections Episode 37: Shireen Abu Akleh with Dalia Hatuqa
Connections Episode 38: Tunisia’s Constitutional Referendum with Monica Marks
Connections Podcast Episode 39: Armenia Attacked with Eric Hacopian
Connections Episode 40: Uprising in Iran with Manijeh Moradian
Connections Episode 41: Class and Identity Politics in Egypt with Hesham Sallam
Connections Episode 42 - Palestine: The Right to Self-Determination with Francesca Albanese
Connections Episode 43: Another Israeli Election with Mairav Zonszein
Connections Episode 44: Another US Election with Rick Perlstein
Connections Episode 45: Inside the Legal Campaign Against US Torture with Lisa Hajjar
Connections Episode 46: Twitter Madness with Marwa Fatafta
Connections Episode 47: From COP27 to The World Cup with Laleh Khalili
Connections Episode 48: The International Court of Justice and Palestine with Norman Finkelstein
Connections Episode 49 - Israel: Continuity and Change