Brown Bag Series

“Conceiving Authority: Pregnancy and Agency among Haredi Women in Jerusalem” - Michal Raucher, Rutgers University

"City, Chaos, and Conflict in Syrian Television Drama" - Christa Salamandra, Lehman College & the Graduate Center, CUNY

"Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique" - Sa'ed Atshan - Swarthmore College

How to Say "Religion" in Late Antique Iran - Thomas Benfey, Princeton University


"Death and Remembrance in Pre-Islamic Arabia" - Ahmad al-Jallad, The Ohio State University

Title: Universal Religion: Persianate Hinduism in Colonial India - Supriya Gandhi, Yale University

“The 'Secular' Sasanian Empire: Babylonian Rabbinic Stories and Strategies of Accommodation in Context.” - Simcha Gross, University of Pennsylvania

A Synthesis of Graeco-Arabic Philosophy with Sharia: The Case of the Fifteenth-Century Ottoman Adjudications on al-Ghazālī’s Tahāfut al-falāsifa- Efe Balıkçıoğlu, Wellesley College

"For the Love of Humanity: the World Tribunal on Iraq" - Ayça Çubukçu, London School of Economics and Political Science

“From Rage to Repentance: An Emotions History Approach to Qur'an and Sira ” - Karen Bauer*08, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London