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Nida Alahmad

NEWS: February and March at CRITIQUE

Talks and Lectures   Radical Democracy in Modern Indian Political Thought – CRITIQUE Book Talk with Tejas Parasher | February 14 2024 https://critique.sps.ed.ac.uk/radical-democracy-in-modern-indian-political-thought-critique-book-talk-with-tejas-parasher-14-february-2024/ Contested Knowledge on Migrant Disappearances with Maurice Stierl | February 26 2024 https://critique.sps.ed.ac.uk/contested-knowledge-on-migrant-disappearances-maurice-stierl-26-february-2024/ The Rebel’s Clinic: The Revolutionary Lives of Frantz Fanon – Book Launch with Adam […]

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The Rebel’s Clinic: The Revolutionary Lives of Frantz Fanon — Book Launch with Adam Shatz | March 18 2024

Book Launch and Discussion with Adam Shatz, in conversation with Dr Nida Alahmad, Lecturer in the Politics and International Relations of the Middle East Chaired by Rhea Gandhi, Phd Candidate in Counselling Studies Hosted by the Edinburgh Center for International and Global Law, CRITIQUE and the Project on Decolonising Counselling and Psychotherapy: Reflections from Psychosocial Perspectives […]

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Border Economies / Capitalist Imaginaries – Victoria Hattam in dialogue with CRITIQUE-SKAPE | March 21 2024

Lecture abstract: How do the contradictory demands of border walls and supply chains co-exist? These two political forces push in opposite directions. Claims to sovereignty try to establish territorial limits while globalization, by definition, is a boundary crossing enterprise. Yet, both are flourishing.  Post-Brexit freeports and Trump’s border wall provide […]

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‘Saving history from the historians’: Historical knowledge production and the claims of political science- Dina Khoury in dialogue with CRITIQUE-MERG | April 3 2024

Lecture abstract: In his presidential address to a combined meeting of the American Historical Association and the American Political Science Association in 1909, James Bryce, then president of the AHA, reflected on the relationship between both. History provided the data for political scientists who then detected general patterns in the […]

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Methods Workshop with Prof Dina Khoury – Capitalism, Race, and Labor: writing histories of labor in the Persian Gulf before oil | April 3 2024

Workshop Description In this workshop we explore with Prof Khoury questions related to historical methods as they appear in her own work. In particular: how to provincialize Europe? How to write histories outside and against the colonial archive?  How to take serious forms of knowledge and narratives that fall outside […]

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Autobiographical Archives as Politics of Reclamation – Zainab Saleh in dialogue with CRITIQUE-MERG-Social Anthropology | May 23 2024

Lecture abstract: This talk approaches the concept of autobiographical archives – which could encompass different genres of literary, ethnographic, and personal narratives – as a politics of reclamation among UK-based Iraqi Jews who were stripped of their citizenship in 1950-1951 and the so-called Iraqis of the Iranian origin who were […]

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Methods Workshop with Prof Zainab Saleh – Memoirs as Platforms to Revisit the Past and Reimagine the Future| May 23 2024

Workshop Description Most of the memoirs written by Iraqi Jews capture a vanished past in Iraq, informed by shared political aspirations and demands for social justice. These autobiographical and nostalgic accounts often end in 1950-1951 when Iraqi Jews were stripped of their Iraqi citizenship and deported to the newly established […]

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