Another Emergency Teach-In: What is “KUFIYYAH”?
Sinan Antoon, Arabic Language Specialist
Adel Iskandar, Media Landscape Specialist
Bassam Haddad, Social Science Specialist
TODAY! Wednesday, 20 December 2023
2:00 PM EST | 9:00 PM Gaza
if you hear something vomit something
immediately call ٢٤٢
The Kufiyyah has made many westerners feel uncomfortable, and for good reason. Please join our illustrious group of experts who will decipher the meaning and symbolism of the Kuffiyyah, especially when worn. They are the hosts of the podcast “3 Arabs &,” which has not been recorded yet.
Sinan Antoon is an Iraqi poet, novelist, scholar, and translator, and has been described as one of the most acclaimed contemporary Arab writers. His work, which includes four novels, has won multiple awards. An associate professor at New York University, he is a co-founder of Jadaliyya.
Adel Iskandar is an Associate Professor of Global Communication at Simon Fraser University, where he is the Director of the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies and the Chair of Graduate Studies in the School of Communication. He is the author, co-author and co-editor of numerous works including Edward Said: A Legacy of Emancipation and Representation(University of California Press, 2010). Iskandar is a Co-Editor of Jadaliyya.