Foucault and Middle East Studies - Discussion
Michael Meranze, UCLA
A conference organized by James Gelvin, UCLA Featuring: Timothy Mitchell, New York University, Afsaneh Najmabadi, Harvard University, Khaled Fahmy, New York University, and Janet Afary, UCLA
Over the past twenty years, the work of Michel Foucault has had a profound impact on the field of Middle East studies. Among other things,
Middle East scholarship has applied methodologies pioneered by Foucault in the critique of Orientalism and in the study of sexuality,
marginalities, and governmentality. "Foucault and Middle East Studies" will explore the impact of Foucault's work, bringing together scholars
who have employed approaches pioneered by Foucault in their work, have offered critiques of Foucault and his influence, or both.
Published: Wednesday, April 29, 2009