Tahir Zaman: Beyond Faith-Based Humanitarianism
The English Department, in collaboration with UM's Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, is pleased to announce the upcoming lecture by Tahir Zaman, "Beyond Faith-Based Humanitarianism: What Everyday Responses to Iraqi and Syrian Displacement Tell Us about Encountering Difference."
The lecture will take place at 7 pm on Oct. 31 in Room 300 of the Student Center. There will be snacks!
Dr. Tahir Zaman is lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Sussex and the Deputy Director of the Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR). Dr. Zaman is primarily interested in matters pertaining to refugee agency and alternative understandings of refuge during times of mass displacement. His work explores the social and cultural life-worlds of Iraqi refugees in Damascus, where he undertook fieldwork in 2010 and 2011. In 2016, he published the book ‘Islamic traditions of refuge in the crises of Iraq and Syria’ (Palgrave Macmillan).