The Center for Middle East Studies Presents:
Beshara Doumani is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Rediscovering Palestine: Merchants and Peasants in Jabal Nablus, 1700-1900, editor of Family History in the Middle East: Household, Property and Gender, and editor of a new book Academic Freedom since September 11.
Middle East Studies has been at the center of attacks on academic freedom after 9/11, but the threat to political control of the academy extends to every disciplinary field. Professor Doumani will ask whether these attacks represent a structural shift that undermines one of the pillars of liberal democracy in the US.
Professor Doumani's book Academic Freedom since September 11 will be available for signing at the lecture.
Co-sponsored with the UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, Law and Society Program, Department of History, Global and International Studies Program, and Department of Religious Studies.