Islamic Studies Lunch Seminar
Cosponsored with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies
The Conquests of Kisirwan:
Ibn Taymiyya and a Claimed-as-Twelver-Shi`i Past
a lecture by
Dr. Samer El-Karanshawy
Carnegie Centennial Fellow, School of Public Affairs, American University, Washington DC
Dr. Samer El-Karanshawy is a (Sunni) scholar of Twelver Shi’ism and Lebanon, respectively the subject and site of his book-in-the-making. Dr. Karanshawy holds an MA and an M.Sc. (respectively in Sociology / Anthropology and Social Anthropology, from the American University in Cairo and the University of Oxford) and a Doctorate in Social Anthropology (also from the University of Oxford). He is currently the Carnegie Centennial Fellow at the School of Public Affairs at the American University in Washington DC, where he is working on a book manuscript, which, based on fieldwork and textual analysis, examines the commemoration of Imam Husayn in Lebanon. Dr. El-Karanshawy is also working on an academic journal article on perceptions of Lebanese Shi’i history. Last but not least, he is a regular contributor to Arab newspapers and websites, namely Al-Hayat, and more recently the website Daraj; these Arabic writings address, among other issues, questions of political culture.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, 38 Kirkland Street, Room 102
A light lunch will be catered.