Dr. Zakia Salime (Rutgers) Lecture: "Decolonizing the Race Debate in North Africa: Questions of Ethics"

Fri, September 29, 2023 3:00 PM at 303 International Center

Please join the Muslim Studies Program on Fri. Sept. 29, 3pm, 303 International Center for a lecture by Zakia Salime (Rutgers), “Decolonizing the Race Debate in North Africa: Questions of Ethics”

Zakia Salime


Zakia Salime teaches courses in feminist theory, gender, globalization, contemporary social theory, social movements, postcolonial theory. Salime’s book: Between Feminism and Islam: Human Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco (Minnesota, 2011) illustrates this interplay of global regimes of rights and local discourses by exploring the spaces of encounters of liberal feminism and Islamism in Morocco.  Her co-edited volume Freedom Without Permission: Bodies and Spaces in the Arab Revolutions (Duke, 2016) explores how bodies, subjectivities and memories were constituted and constitutive of sexed and gendered spaces during the North African and Middle Easter Uprisings of 2011. Salime’s current book manuscript explores global extractive modes of governance through the study of land-and-resource-grab in Morocco. The study unpacks the nexus of law, power, gender, and capital through attending to peasant populations' quotidian dealing with the state and its regimes of legality, citizenship, inclusion and exclusion.  Salime publications encompass a wide range of interests including urban youth protests and music, Islamophobia, war and racial politics in the U.S.