Ken Cuno (History) published “Claiming Heirship: a Litigant Strategy in the Sharia Courts of Nineteenth-Century Egypt,” Annals of Japan Association for Middle East Studies, 32, 2 (Jan. 2017), 5-20; “Contextualizing Muhammad Abduh’s Views on the Family, Marriage, and Divorce,” in Arabic Humanities, Islamic Thought: Essays in Honor of Everett K. Rowson, ed. Joseph E. Lowry and Shawkat M. Toorawa (Leiden: Brill, 2017), 375-92; and “Marriage Practices: Egypt: Nineteenth to early Twentieth Century,” in Encyclopedia of Women in Islamic Cultures, gen. ed. Suad Joseph (Leiden: Brill, 2017), on line. In September he presented “Reinventing Marriage in 19th and 20th Century Egypt” at the Fifth European Congress on World and Global History, in Budapest. During the past year he also gave guest lectures and participated in public events on Palestinian history, the Iranian revolution, the Suez War of 1956, the 2016 election and U.S. policy in the Middle East, U.S.-Arab relations, and the Six-Day War of 1967.
Wail S. Hassan has edited The Oxford Handbook of Arab Novelistic Traditions, in forty-two chapters and 776 pages, published by Oxford University Press in 2017. The book includes individual chapters on Egypt, Sudan and South Sudan, Eritrea, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Mauritania, in addition to a chapter on Somalia, Chad, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal. Hassan authored the introduction and two chapters, co-authored two other chapters, and translated two chapters from Arabic into English.
Linda Herrera (Education) interviews Mireille Fanon-Mendès France for openDemocracy's North Africa and West Asia page, ProfessorLinda Herrera asks about the post-2011 migrant issue in Europe. This topic bursts open a rich discussion about the politics of race, parallels between Muslims in France and African-Americans in the US, Black Lives Matter, the need for critical education and the scope for more concrete forms of global solidarity. For the article, click here. For video, click here.
Erik McDuffie (African American Studies) elected Vice President of the Association for the Study of the African Diaspora (ASWAD).
Laila Hussein Moustafa (Library) published "Cultural Heritage and Preservation: Lesson from World War II and the Contemporary Conflict in the Middle East.” American Archivist, 80, 2(December 2016): 318-337; “Teaching the digital natives,” Review of Middle East Studies.51,1,p. 45-49(2017); “From Peshawar to Kabul: Preserving Afghanistan’s Cultural Heritage during Wartime,” Rare Book Manuscripts and Cultural Heritage -Journal, College & Research Libraries 17:134-137, December 2016; “Interdisciplinary Education for Teaching Challenging Subjects: The Case of Islam and Violence” in Teaching Islam in time of ISIS, Islamophobia and the Internet, 2017 (forthcoming December 2017).
Jesse Ribot (Geography & Geographic Information Science) published Sharad Chari, Susanne Friedberg, Vinay Gidwani, Jesse Ribot and Wendy Wolford (eds.). 2017. Another Geography is Possible: The Influences of Michael J. Watts. London: John Wiley & Sons; Ribot, J. 2017, “Choose Democracy: Guidance for Democratizing through Natural Resource Management Interventions,” a Responsive Forest Governance Initiative (RFGI) policy brief of the Swedish International Center for Local Democracy (ICLD) with CODESRIA, IUCN and University of Illinois. https://sdep.earth.illinois.edu/files/Ribot_2017_Choosing_Democracy.pdf; Faye, Papa, Tobias Haller and J. Ribot. 2017, “Shaping Rules and Practice for More Justice. Local Conventions and Local Resistance in Eastern Senegal” Human Ecology, Online publication 25 July; Faye, Papa and J. Ribot. 2017, “Causes for Adaptation: Access to Forests, Markets and Representation in Eastern Senegal” Sustainability, Vol. 9, No. 311, pp 20. On line: http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/9/2/311; Ribot, J. 2017, “Vulnerability does not Fall from the Sky: Addressing a Risk Conundrum,” in R. Kasperson, K. Dow, and N. Pidgeon (eds.), Risk Conundrums: Solving Unsolvable Problems. London: Earthscan.
Matthew Winters (Political Science) presented his collaborative research with Kate Baldwin (Yale University) at a Workshop on Pioneering Development Research Using Geospatial Data run by AidData at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. The research studies how Ugandans react to information about foreign-funded, NGO-implemented development projects in their communities and uses survey data from 18 subcounties in Uganda. Winters and the other participants made a special presentation to officials from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of the workshop.
Jonathan Zilberg published two reviews in the journal African Arts, of The Silence of the Women: Bamana Mud Cloths by Sarah C. Brett-Smith in the Fall issue and of African Fashion, Global Style: Histories, Innovations, and Ideas You Can Wear by Victoria Rovine, earlier in the Spring issue. These followed on two other African art reviews not listed in Habari last year, namely of African Art and Agency in the Workshop, edited by Sidney Littlefield Kasfir and Till Forster in the Anthropology of Work, Vol. xxxvii(1) Fall 2016, pp. 58-59 and of African Art, Interviews, Narratives: Bodies of Knowledge at Work, edited by Joanna Grabski and Carol McGee in Leonardo March 2016. In June 2017 he presented a paper titled “That Awkward Place Called Truth and Consequence in Modern African Art History: The Case of Frank McEwen and Shona Sculpture” at Wits at the Southern African Historical Society annual conference followed by a public lecture at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in July titled “Revisiting the First International Congress of African Art and Culture, 1962.”