Fieldwork in Theory: Anthropologies of Levantine Intellectuals

Comparative Literature Luncheon Series
Oct 27, 2014
12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
102 Kern

Fadi Bardawil, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fadi A. Bardawil joined the Department of Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill this fall, after spending three years as a Harper Fellow at the University of Chicago's Society of Fellows. An anthropologist by training (PhD Columbia, 2010), his work which lies at the crossroads of political anthropology and intellectual history looks into the lives and works of contemporary modernist Arab thinkers in the context of the international circulation of social theory. Currently, he is working on a book manuscript provisionally titled In Marxism's Wake: Disenchanted Levantine Intellectuals and Metropolitan Traveling Theories. His writings have appeared, and are forthcoming, in the Journal for Palestine Studies (Arabic edition), Boundary 2, Jadaliyya, Kulturaustausch, and al-Akhbar daily (2006-2012).

This lecture is part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon Series.

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