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Thursday, February 7

Black Lives Matter: Intersectional and Transnational Perspectives
12:00 pm
Thornburgh Room, Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Africana Studies; Department of English; Department of Political Science; Department of Sociology; University Library System; Student Government Board; Islamicate Working Group
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Join us for a discussion of the Black Lives Matter movement by three distinguished panelists. Donna Auston, doctoral candidate in the Anthropology Department at Rutgers University, is a writer, and activist whose body of work focuses on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, media representation, and Islam in America. Her dissertation is an ethnographic exploration of Black Muslim activism and spiritual protest in the Black Lives Matter era. Jeanette Jouili, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, focuses her research and teaching on Islam in Europe, secularism, pluralism, popular culture, moral and aesthetic practices, and gender. Ronald Judy, Professor of Critical and Cultural Studies in the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches courses in world literature, critical and literary theory, and literary criticism.