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The 16th Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Middle East and Islamic Studies Conference:

“Muslims, Motherlands, and Minoritization”

Saturday, March 2nd, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, room 1009
UNC Chapel Hill

This conference aims to explore how categorization by governing bodies create and influence ethno-religious identities as a component of subjecthood. Questions to explore include: How do the state and other actors influence religious and/or racial minority identity? What roles do power, gender, race, and sexuality play in these identity formations? How have standards of normativity been constructed and projected onto Muslim bodies?

Artwork: Pakistani American artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s work “Intersections”