Fulbright Scholar Emre Hatipoglu

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Fulbright Visiting Scholar Emre Hatipoglu presents "Turkish Sentiments Towards Syrian Refugees on Twitter"

Emre Hatipoglu is Associate Professor at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabancı University, Istanbul where he acted as the coordinator of International Studies (BA), Conflict Analysis and Resolution (MA) and European Studies (MA) programs. He is currently a Fulbright scholar at Columbia University. Dr. Hatipoglu obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science from Penn State University in 2010. His research interests include economic sanctions, energy politics, and social media and public opinion.

This presentation is conducted through the Fulbright Scholar Program’s Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF). OLF enables Visiting Scholars to share their research interests, speak about their home country, and exchange ideas with U.S. students, faculty, and community organizations. Through these lectures, universities forge relationships with the Fulbright Scholar Program, Visiting Scholars, and the Visiting Scholar’s home and host institutions.

This talk is free and open to the public.

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Fallou Ngom presents Forensic Linguistics and Asylum Seeking Language Analysis for the Determination of Origin (LADO)

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Fallou Ngom is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the African Language Program at Boston University. His current research interests include the interactions between African languages and non-African languages, the adaptations of Islam in sub-Saharan Africa, and Ajami literatures—records of African languages written in Arabic script. He seeks to understand the knowledge buried in African Ajami literatures and the historical, cultural, and religious heritage that has found expression in this manner. Another area of Ngom’s work is LADO (Language Analysis for the Determination of National Origin), a subfield of Forensic Linguistics. His work has appeared in many scholarly venues, including in the International Journal of the Sociology of Language, the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Language Variation and Change, Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies, and the African Studies Review. He is the author of  Muslims Beyond the Arab World: The Odyssey of Ajami and The Muridiyya (Oxford University Press, July 2016). He has held Fulbright, ACLS/SSRC/NEH, and Guggenheim fellowships.

International Studies

Besi Brillian Muhonja: Gender & Recognition

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GENDER & RECOGNITION: TOPONYMIC CLEANSING IN ARCHIVING & MEMORIALIZING IN CITYSCAPES

BESI BRILLIAN MUHONJA is the Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Africana Studies, and African Literatures and Cultures James Madison University

Landmarks and monuments offer spaces through which collectives establish or record experiences, values, attitudes, herstories and histories. Naming of public spaces, therefore, is historical archiving, making cities political, cultural, economic and historical landscapes. Naming constructs, packages and preserves memory on and for a society and the individuals in it. Those that interact with these framed memories are able to engage not just with the past but also with its implications for the future. Naming is a powerful architect and marker of the location of identities and bodies in a society. The historical erasure of women as active herstory makers, observable in the dearth of eponymous roads in their honor, persists globally. This exclusion of women’s heroic narratives from historical record sustains the patriarchal received view that designates public spaces as masculine and private spaces as feminine. This presentation raises questions about the performativity of text, and the implications of gendered toponymic cleansing in processes of collective memorializing on performances of gender, and conceptualizations of citizenship.

International Studies

Llewelyn Morgan: Bamiyan at the Centre and the Margins

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Dr. Llewelyn Morgan of Oxford University will offer a lecture on the monumental statues of the Buddha once found in the Bamiyan valley of Afghanistan.  Bamiyan has often been entirely forgotten by the world at large, but at times also has become the focus of intense attention for people the world over. This talk investigates the role of Bamiyan in the human imagination, from the first millennium to 2016.