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Keynote Lecture with Eve Troutt Powell (University of Pennsylvania)

When: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Online
Webcast Link

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

Contact: Gina Stec  

Group: Keyman Modern Turkish Studies (Northwestern Buffett)

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Keyman Guest Speaker Eve Troutt Powell (University of Pennsylvania) joins us to present, "Posing Slaves for the Camera: Race and Memory in Representations of the Enslaved, Khartoum 1882," a keynote lecture as part of our continuing series “Reflections on Whiteness, Blackness, and Race in the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey,” featuring interdisciplinary discussions throughout this academic year. 

Tuesday February 15, 2022

12 pm CT



Eve M. Troutt Powell is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of History and Africana Studies who teaches the history of the modern Middle East. As a cultural historian, she emphasizes the exploration of literature and film in her courses. She is the author of Tell This in my Memory: Stories of Enslavement from Egypt, Sudan and the Ottoman Empire (Stanford University Press, 2012), A Different Shade of Colonialism: Egypt, Great Britain and the Mastery of the Sudan (University of California, 2003) and the co-author, with John Hunwick, of The African Diaspora in the Mediterranean Lands of Islam, (Princeton Series on the Middle East, Markus Wiener Press, 2002). Troutt Powell received her B.A, M.A and PhD from Harvard University. She has received fellowships from the American Research Center in Egypt and the Social Science Research Council, and has been a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. In 2003 she was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow. In 2020 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

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