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Global Lunchbox: A Conversation with Jessica Winegar

When: Friday, January 17, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Harris Hall, 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Danny Postel  


Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Global & Civic Engagement


Please join the Weinberg College Center for International and Area Studies for the kickoff of the Global Lunchbox series, a weekly lunchtime colloquium designed as an informal conversation, every Friday from 12pm to 1pm. Each meeting will feature a faculty member talking about their current work or a theme that interests them, followed by a conversation.

The first speaker in this new forum is Jessica Winegar, Professor of Anthropology and Middle East & North African Studies at Northwestern, President of the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association, and co-editor of the Political and Legal Anthropology Review. She is the author of Creative Reckonings: The Politics of Art and Culture in Contemporary Egypt (Stanford University Press, 2006) and co-author (with Lara Deeb) of Anthropology’s Politics: Disciplining the Middle East (Stanford University Press, 2015).

Winegar’s current book project, “Counter-Revolutionary Aesthetics: How Egypt’s Uprising Faltered,” examines how aesthetic forms, judgments, and practices play a central role in both delegitimizing revolutionary actions and in producing everyday right-wing attachments. It is based on ethnographic research carried out in Egypt before and after the 2011 uprising.

Lunch will be provided!

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