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Blackness in Malaysia and Indonesia: Stories from the Field
October 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
As part of the 2020-21 Speaker Series, “Blackness in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies,” the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies will present “Blackness in Malaysia and Indonesia: Stories from the Field,” by Professor Timothy Daniels. The event will be moderated by Kevin Fogg, associate director of the Carolina Asia Center.
Daniels is Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at Hofstra University. Before joining the faculty at Hofstra, he completed his Ph.D. in cultural anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He teaches anthropology, religious studies, linguistic anthropology, and urban studies. His research has spanned multiple field sites in Malaysia and Indonesia. His research interests include urban space and ethnicity, globalization and culture, traditional arts and cultural performances, and Islamic law and ethics. His initial field research projects concentrated on urbanization in South Sumatra, Indonesia and Muslim weddings across this Asian archipelago.
Co-sponsored by the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies