Maghrebi Secularisms

Posted on August 1st, 2012 by Med Studies Staff in Forum Highlights

November 8, 2012, 4:30 pm- 6:00 pm, Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall (424 Santa Teresa, directions)

Maghrebi Secularisms Roundtable
Ahmed Benchemsi (Stanford University)
Susan Miller (University of California, Davis)
Marie-Pierre Ulloa (Stanford University)
Moderator: Vincent Barletta (Stanford University)

Focusing on the cases of Morocco and Tunisia, articipants will reflect on  the different forms that secularism takes in Maghreb as well as the models of secularism that inform Maghrebi politics and culture.  The session is co-sponsored by Stanford Humanities Center, Center for African Studies, and the Taube Center for Jewish Studies.

The roundtable session is organized as part of our program’s Maghrebi Studies Initiative which brings prominent scholars and practitioners to Stanford campus to speak about history, culture, and politics of Maghreb. During the 2011-12 academic year, the initiative co-sponsored an event series, Negotiating French, Maghreb-French and Jewish Identities Through Literature and History, and supported Dr. Ulloa’s research project on North African American Diaspora in California.

For more information about the Maghrebi Studies Initiative, please contact the Mediterranean Studies Office by email at or by phone at (650) 736 8169.

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