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The Joan and Henry Katz Lecture in Judaic Studies

“Muslim-Jewish Relations In Morocco: A Historical Perspective"

Dr. Aomar Boun is the Professor of Anthropology and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA. His work focuses on Jewish-Muslim relations from the 19th century to the present.

He is a socio-cultural anthropologist with a historical bent concerned with the social and cultural representation of and political discourse about religious and ethnic minorities in the Middle East and North Africa.

Dr. Boun ethnographic work engages the place of religious and ethnic minorities such as Jews, Baha’is, Shias and Christians in post-independence Middle Eastern and North African states.

Much of his work has focused on the anthropology and history of Jewish-Muslim relations from the 19th century to the present. He has also written on different topics such as Moroccan Jewish historiography, Islamic archives and manuscripts, education, music, youth, Holocaust, anti-Semitism, migration, and sports among other things.

Please join Dr. Aomar Boun on Thursday, September 26th at 5:00pm in the Kelley Presentation Room at Fairfield University.

 

This event is made possible by the generosity of Debby and David Zieff.

 

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