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Down to the Bone: Dissecting Blackness in Early 20th Century Egypt

March 18 @ 4:00 pm

The 2020-2021 Speaker Series: Blackness in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies will host Down to the Bone: Dissecting Blackness in Early 20th Century Egypt, with Dr. Taylor Moore (UC Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSB), moderated by Shreya Parikh, PhD candidate, Department of Sociology.

Taylor M. Moore is a University of California Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in the History
Department at UC Santa Barbara. Her research lies at the intersections of critical race studies,
decolonial/postcolonial histories of science, and decolonial materiality studies. Her manuscript-in preparation, Superstitious Women: Race, Magic, and Medicine in Egypt, uses modern Egyptian
amulets as an archive to reconstruct the magical and vernacular medical life-worlds of peasant
women healers, and their critical role in developing medico-anthropological expertise in Egypt from
1880-1950. Taylor’s work is invested in illuminating the occult(ed) networks, economies, and actors
whose bodies and labor are generally rendered invisible in Eurocentric histories of global science.

 

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Supported by the Center for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and the Institute for African American Research.

Details

Date:
March 18
Time:
4:00 pm