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19th Annual Duke-UNC Middle East and Islamic Studies Graduate Student Conference

“Space and Place: Religion, Politics, and Power in the Middle East”

Please note: all times listed in Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5).

Saturday, March 5, 2022


Welcome and panel one intro: (9am-9:05)


1.     Creating Spaces (9:05-10:15)

a.     Fertig (Musallas) (9:05-9:25)

b.     Coffman (Visual depictions of Palestine) (9:20-9:40)

c.     Karadas (Kurdish Identity) (9:40-10:00)

d.     Q&A (10:00-10:15)

2.     The State and Space: Intro (10:15-10:20)

a.     Yzraely (Utopian Politics and visual depictions) (10:20-10:40)

b.     Bakan (Kurdish Spaces) (10:40-11:00)

c.     Yildiz (Hagia Sophia and Religio-Political dynamics) (11:00-11:20)

d.     Q&A: (11:20-11:30)


Break: (11:30-11:45)


3.     Networks, Identities, and Politics Intro (11:45-11:50)

a.     Karahanli (Time and space in constructions of power) (11:50- 12:10)

b.     Chenganakkatil (Hajj for South Asians) (12:10-12:30)

c.     Agisheva (Crimea) (12:30-12:50)

d.     Q&A: (12:50-1)


4.     Waleed Ziad Keynote: (1:05-1:50-2:00)


Sunday, March 6, 2022


This conference will be held during Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Saturday, March 5, 2022.



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