Duke Performances

Hisham Aidi
Race, Music, and the Global Andalus

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 6:00 pm


Hisham Aidi (Columbia University), acclaimed author of Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture, gives a lecture on “Race, Music, and the Global Andalus.” A Senior Lecturer in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia, Aidi is also a regular contributor to the New Yorker and The Nation, who has written and published extensively on Malcolm X and on Latinx culture.

Thursday, September 26, 6-7:30PM
East Duke Building
Pink Parlor, Rm 112
1304 Campus Drive, Durham
Free and open to the public

Aidi is the author of Redeploying the State (Palgrave 2008), a comparative study of market reform and labor movements in Latin America; and co-editor, with Manning Marable, of Black Routes to Islam (Palgrave 2009). He is the recipient of the Carnegie Scholar Award (2008) and the Open Society Foundation Fellowship (2010). His most recent book, Rebel Music: Race, Empire and the New Muslim Youth Culture (Pantheon 2015), won the American Book Award in 2015. He is currently a scholar-in-residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, leading a research project titled “W.E.B. Du Bois and the Afro-Arab World.”

Co-sponsored by the Duke University Middle East Studies Center, Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), Center for Jewish Studies, Duke Islamic Studies Center, Duke Performances, Focus Program, and Romance Studies.

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