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POSTPONED – Elizabeth Marcus: “The Arrest of Ziad Doueiri and the Laws of Cultural Critique”

April 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  |  Humanities 1, Room 210


Elizabeth Marcus is a Mellon Fellow in the Scholars in the Humanities program for 2017-2019. She received her BA from the University of Oxford in Modern History and French, and completed her PhD in French and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in 2017. Her research and teaching focus on the francophone and Arab worlds, with a particular interest in knowledge production, cultural imperialism, and the histories of religious and minority groups. In her current book project, Difference and Dissidence: Cultural Politics and the End of Empire in Lebanon, she uses post-independence Lebanon as a case study of multilingualism and decolonization from below.

She is developing a second project on global intellectual history, international students and radical politics in post-war France. Recovering the history of the Cité internationale universitaire, an international university campus set on the outskirts of Paris, she looks at how it became a key physical and symbolic space for students, writers and intellectuals from the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Elizabeth has taught in the Core Curriculum at Columbia University and at MIT as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Global Studies and Languages Department.

The Center for Cultural Studies hosts a weekly Wednesday colloquium featuring work by faculty and visitors. The sessions consist of a 40-45 minute presentation followed by discussion. We gather at noon, with presentations beginning at 12:15 PM. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches; the Center provides coffee, tea, and cookies.

All Center for Cultural Studies events are free and open to the public. Staff assistance is provided by the Humanities Institute.


April 10, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Humanities 1, Room 210
1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States
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