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MENA Monday | Mapping as Decolonial Praxis: From Algeria to Palestine and Hawaii

When: Monday, January 8, 2024
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM CT

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

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

Cost: 0

Contact: MENA  

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Academic, Social, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement


MENA welcomes Dr. Nour Joudah (University of California, Los Angeles) as a speaker in the MENA Monday lecture series.  Lunch will be served at the event.

This talk will give a glimpse into Dr. Joudah’s ongoing research and book project which focuses on how indigenous communities use mapping as an imaginative decolonial praxis. Starting with the remapping of pre- and post-independence Algeria as inspiration and a nodal point of inquiry, the study grows to a comparison of contemporary countermapping efforts for Palestine and Hawaii. These various creative processes range from archiving, the design of reconstructing destroyed villages, to the embodied imagining of protest and land restoration – all of which stand as testaments to indigenous duration.

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