lecture / On life as politics: How ordinary people change the Middle East.

On the 10th of October 2016, in a parallel activity to “Cities exhibition 5’ " Birzeit University Museum organized a lecture by Asef Bayat, the Catherine & Bruce Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies. Bayat teaches Sociology and Middle East Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His research areas range from social movements and social change, to religion and society, Islam and the modern world, and urban space and politics. His recent books include Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn (Stanford University Press, 2007); Being Young and Muslim: Cultural Politics in the Global South and North (with Linda Herrera) (Oxford University Press, 2010); Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East (Stanford University Press, 2013. 2nd edition); and Post-Islamism: The Changing Faces of Political Islam (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Speaker : Asaf Baeat.


October 12, 2016