Contact Us
Gurjit Mann
ME/SA Program Coordinator & Undergraduate Advisor 
Office: 155 Kerr Hall
Email: mesastaff@ucdavis.edu
Tel: +1 (530) 754-4926null
Academic Advising & Student Advocacy
ME/SA Academic Advisor &
Student Affairs Officer (SAO)
Office: Kerr Hall 153
Email: srkuver@ucdavis.edu
 
 
 
CAN-Community Counselor
Psychologist
CAN-Community Counselor 
ME/SA Studies
Office: Kerr Hall 152
Email: sshah@shcs.ucdavis.edu
Tel: +1 (530) 752-6255null
ME/SA Peer Advisor
Azka Fayyaz
Office: Kerr Hall 151
E-mail: afayyaz@ucdavis.edu
Office Hours: 
Monday 10am - 1pm
Wednesday 10am - 12pm
 
 
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Events

Site Events

Event "Through a Text Darkly: Ottoman Sexuality in the Sixteenth Century" (Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H Building), from Feb 28, 2014 12:00 PM to Feb 28, 2014 03:00 PM)
Public Lecture by Selim S. Kuru
Event "Courts and Constitutional Transition: Lessons from the Turkish Case" (273 SS&H (downstairs), from Apr 14, 2014 04:00 PM to Apr 14, 2014 05:30 PM)
Public Lecture by Asli Bali
Event "Generation Oslo: Palestinian Hip Hop, Youth Culture and the Youth Movement" (Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H), from Feb 26, 2015 12:00 PM to Feb 26, 2015 03:00 PM)
Book Talk, Sunaina Maira
Event "The Wise Woman and the Virgin: Gender and Ritual in the Ancient Hittite Empire" (Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H), from Feb 24, 2015 04:00 PM to Feb 24, 2015 06:00 PM)
Public Lecture, Billie Jean Collins
Event ME/SA Solidarity Retreat 2015 (from Feb 13, 2015 03:00 PM to Feb 15, 2015 06:00 PM)
 
Event "The Jamskii Otryad and the Origins of the Second Afghan War" (Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H), from Oct 22, 2014 12:00 PM to Oct 22, 2014 01:30 PM)
Public Lecture, Alexander Morrison
Event "Why Persian Humanism Matters Today" (***Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing arts, from Oct 27, 2014 04:00 PM to Oct 27, 2014 06:00 PM)
The Chancellor's Colloquium with Hamid Dabashi ***PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION CHANGE***
Event "Toward Understanding Current Events in the Middle East: Notes from ethnographic research and activism" (Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H), from Oct 22, 2014 05:00 PM to Oct 22, 2014 06:30 PM)
Student Panel, Anthropology Department
Event "Inter/Nationalism from the Holy land to the New World: Palestine in the American Indian Studies" (Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center (SCC), from Nov 10, 2014 05:30 PM to Nov 10, 2014 07:00 PM)
Public Lecture by Steven Salaita
Event "A Memorial to the Future: Remaking Islam in Secular France" (Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H), from Nov 10, 2014 04:00 PM to Nov 10, 2014 06:00 PM)
Public Lecture by Mayanthi Fernando
Event "Women's Rights in Morocco and the 2011 Constitution" (ARC, Ballroom A, from Feb 20, 2014 06:00 PM to Feb 20, 2014 09:00 PM)
Public Lecture by Fatima Sadiqi
Event "An Overview of Persian Classical Music" (Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H Building), from Apr 10, 2014 04:00 PM to Apr 10, 2014 06:00 PM)
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
Event "Israel in Asia: Settler Colonialism, Mobility, and Rupture" (Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H Building), from Apr 07, 2014 12:00 PM to Apr 07, 2014 03:00 PM)
Public Lecture by Magid Shihade
Event "Religion and its Discontents" (Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H Building), from May 01, 2014 02:00 PM to May 01, 2014 05:00 PM)
Roundtable convened and moderated by Smriti Srinivas
Event "Muslim Converts, Christian Wives: Locating Hybrid Armenian-Muslim Identities in the Sharia Courts of Aleppo" (Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H Building), from Feb 12, 2014 04:00 PM to Feb 12, 2014 06:00 PM)
Public Lecture, Elyse Semerdjian
Event "It Looks Like Salad from Far Away" (Olson 53A, from Nov 12, 2014 12:00 PM to Nov 12, 2014 12:00 PM)
Public Teach-In
Event Borders, Rights, and Resistance Roundtable (Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center, from Nov 13, 2015 12:00 PM to Nov 13, 2015 02:00 PM)
Guest Speakers, Domingues, Espinoza, Kiswani, Noyola, Pang, Tactaquin, Strierl
Event Dr. Parama Roy (912 Sproul Hall, UC Davis , from Mar 08, 2007 04:00 PM to Mar 08, 2007 06:00 PM)
Alimentary Tracts: Food, Filth, and Anglo-Indian Flesh in 1857
Event Hamid Dabashi (Technocultural Studies Building (Formerly Art Annex), University of California, Davis, from Mar 16, 2009 12:00 PM to Mar 16, 2009 02:00 PM)
Amir Naderi and Ramin Bahrani: Two generations of Iranian Filmmakers in New York
Event Challenges and Opportunities in the Creation of Arab-Israeli Peace and Dealing with Nuclear Non-Proliferation Issues: An Egyptian Perspective (Wyatt Pavilion , from Oct 22, 2007 04:00 PM to Oct 22, 2007 06:00 PM)
NABIL FAHMY, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United States
Event Connecting Students from Arabic-Speaking Countries with U.S. Society through Homestay Experiences (Workshop at International-House, 10 College Park , from Oct 24, 2007 04:00 PM to Oct 24, 2007 07:00 PM)
NAFSA Collaborative Training Grant
Event STEVEN SALAITA, Assistant Professor, English, Virginia Tech (53A Olsen Hall , from Oct 31, 2007 04:00 PM to Oct 31, 2007 06:00 PM)
Curricular Activism and Academic Freedom Representations of Arabs and Muslims in Print and Internet Media
Event Melanie Michailidis, Fellow National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (210D Art , from Oct 12, 2007 04:30 PM to Oct 12, 2007 06:00 PM)
Empty Graves: The Tomb Towers of Northern Iran
Event IMMIGRANT WORKERS, RIGHTS AND CITIZENSHIP: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON ISRAEL, GERMANY, THE GULF STATES AND CALIFORNIA (Institute of Governmental Affairs, 3rd Floor Shields Library, from Oct 22, 2008 09:30 AM to Oct 22, 2008 04:00 PM)
 
Event Lalitha Gopalan (Art Annex , UC Davis, from Mar 03, 2009 04:00 PM to Mar 03, 2009 06:00 PM)
Movement in Student Films
Event “Naming Iranians: The Introduction of Family Names in Iran” (ARC Ballroom A, UC Davis Campus, from Mar 09, 2010 06:15 PM to Mar 09, 2010 09:00 PM)
A Public Lecture By: Dr. Houchang Chehabi Professor of International Relations and History, Boston University
Event MICHAEL SHAPIRO, University of Washington (Memorial Union, East Conference Room, from Mar 13, 2008 12:00 PM to Mar 13, 2008 01:30 PM)
Reading Hindi Poetry: Some Basic Principles
Event NIVEDITA MENON, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi (Memorial Union, East Conference Room, from Mar 04, 2008 05:00 PM to Mar 04, 2008 07:00 PM)
Rethinking the Nation as Ethical Horizon
Event Rights Talk and Rights Work in the Middle East and South Asia (UNIVERSITY CLUB, LOUNGE, from Feb 28, 2008 06:00 PM to Feb 29, 2008 05:00 PM)
PROGRAM Thursday, February 28, 2008 5:30-7:00pm Dinner 7:00-8:00pm Welcome: Steven Sheffrin, Dean, Division of Social Sciences, UC Davis Suad Joseph, Middle East/South Asia Studies, UC Davis Chair: Kevin Johnson, School of Law, UC Davis "The Power of Rights and the Rights of Power" Speaker: Richard Falk, Global and International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara Friday, February 29, 2008 8:30-9:00am Registration and breakfast 9:00-10:00am Chair: Gayatri Gopinath, Women & Gender Studies, UC Davis "Sexuality and Rights in Translation" Speaker: Joseph Massad, Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University 10:00-11:00am Chair: David Simpson, English, UC Davis "The Missing Homeland Of Edward Said: Person and Place in Globalization" Speaker: Aamir Mufti, Department of Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles 11:00-11:30am Coffee break 11:30-12:30pm Chair: Carolyn de la Pena, Director, Davis Humanities Institute "The Politics Of The Future" Speaker: Martina Rieker, Director, Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, American University in Cairo 12:30-2:00pm Lunch, University Club Lounge 2:00-3:00pm Chair: Elizabeth Constable, French and Italian, UC Davis "The Crisis of the Rights-bearing Agent: Radical Politics in a Post-subject Age" Speaker: Nivedita Menon, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi 3:00-4:00pm Chair: Clarence Walker, History, UC Davis "The Terrorist In Search Of Humanity" Speaker: Faisal Devji, Department of History, New School for Social Research 4:00-5:00pm Roundtable: "Rights Talk and Rights Work" Chair: Flagg Miller, Religious Studies, UC Davis Speakers: Richard Falk, Suad Joseph, Zeev Maoz, Parama Roy, Sudipta Sen 5:00-6:00pm Reception
Event NADIA KAMAL, Egyptian filmmaker (Art Annex, from Mar 13, 2008 04:00 PM to Mar 13, 2008 07:00 PM)
Salata Balada (film screening)
Event JUDITH TUCKER, (PhD, History and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University) (Memorial Union, East Conference Room, from May 19, 2008 04:00 PM to May 19, 2008 06:00 PM)
Sexuality, Modernity, and Authenticity: The Checkered Career of zina’ in the Islamic Legal Tradition
Event What Kind of Liberation? Women and the Occupation of Iraq. (De-Carli-Room, Memorial Union 2nd Floor, from Feb 11, 2009 12:00 PM to Feb 11, 2009 02:00 PM)
Nadje Al-Ali, Professor of Gender Studies at University of London
Event 5 Broken Cameras: Film Screening (Technocultural Studies Building, from Feb 21, 2013 06:30 PM to Feb 21, 2013 09:00 PM)
 
Event KHALED HUSSEINI (Mondavi Center , from Nov 14, 2005 08:00 PM to Nov 14, 2005 10:00 PM)
A Conversation with the Author of the Kite Runner
Event A Public Lecture by: Dr. Afsaneh Najmabadi, Harvard Professor (Activities and Recreation Center, Ballroom A , from Oct 27, 2009 07:00 PM to Oct 27, 2009 09:00 PM)
The Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard Univeristy
Event Flagg Miller, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies (UC Davis, Bookstore , from Oct 24, 2007 12:00 PM to Oct 24, 2007 01:00 PM)
A reading from “Poems from Guantanamo” edited by Marc Falkoff
Event Yousif Chahine (Art Annex, UC Davis Campus, from Feb 27, 2009 11:00 AM to Feb 27, 2009 05:30 PM)
A Retrospective: Classic Films of Egyptian Filmmaker Yousif Chahine
Event Davis Committee for Palestinian Rights Documentary Series (from Oct 09, 2011 08:30 PM to Oct 09, 2011 10:00 PM)
A series of documentaries to be shown in Davis during September/October
Event A Test of Faith: The Challenges of Young Muslims in America (from Nov 07, 2005 07:00 PM to Nov 07, 2005 09:00 PM)
 
Event Abed Azzam-Public Lecture (Andrews Conference Room, 2203 SSH, from Oct 04, 2012 04:00 PM to Oct 04, 2012 06:00 PM)
"A Reading of Islamic Atheism against the Background of Nietzsche's Word 'God is Dead' " A Public Lecture by Abed Azzam
Event Afghan Cultural Night (Freeborn Hall, from Dec 05, 2005 07:00 PM to Dec 05, 2005 10:00 PM)
 
Collection Events
Site Events
Event LAWRENCE PINTAK (from Jan 17, 2006 04:00 PM to Jan 17, 2006 06:00 PM)
America, Islam, and the War of Ideas
Event Ahmad Dallal (53A Olson Hall , from Apr 22, 2003 04:00 PM to Apr 22, 2003 06:00 PM)
An Islamic Enlightenment? Traditions of reform in eighteenth century Islamic thought
Event Angeleno Days: An Arab American Writer on Family, Place and Politics (Technocultural Studies Building (Formerly Art Annex), University of California, Davis, from Sep 30, 2009 05:00 PM to Sep 30, 2009 07:00 PM)
Spend an evening with Georgetown University Professor GREGORY ORFALEA Author of book Angeleno Days, Some of the best Arab American writing ever assembled.
Event Arab and Muslim Communities the the U.S.: Immigration, Race, and Terror (Location: MU II, UC Davis , from Nov 01, 2007 06:30 PM to Nov 01, 2007 08:00 PM)
Speakers: STEVEN SALAITA, Assistant Professor, English, Virginia Tech. WAZHMA MOJADDIDI, Immigration Civil, and Criminal Lawyer. SARA M. MOSTAFAVI, Immigration Attorney SUMMER HARARAH, UC Davis undergrad; student advisor to the Muslim Student Association and Students for Justice in Palestine. Moderator: SUNAINA MAIRA, Associate Professor, Asian American Studies, UC Davis
Event Arab Studies Conference (ARC, Ballroom A, from May 02, 2014 12:00 AM to May 03, 2014 12:00 AM)
May 2: Subjectivity and its Discontents, May 3: Decolonization and its Discontents, Official Times: TBD
Event The Faris Saeed Lecture Series in Arab Studies (Technocultural Studies Building, from May 11, 2011 05:00 PM to May 11, 2011 08:00 PM)
Professors Paul Amar, Beshara Doumani and Susan Miller will participate in a panel discussion on May 11th, 2011.
Event Arabic Class End of the Fall Quarter Event (Art Annex Building , from Dec 02, 2008 03:00 PM to Dec 02, 2008 06:00 PM)
Performance created and presented by the beginner and intermediate Arabic students. Diverse cultural food and refreshments will be provided.
Event Flagg Miller (The University Club , from Dec 03, 2008 07:00 PM to Dec 03, 2008 08:00 PM)
Bin Laden's Tapes The Orders and Disorders of AL-QA'IDA's audio jihad
Event Black Orientalism: Genesis, Purpose, and Significance for American (from May 12, 2003 04:30 PM to May 12, 2003 06:00 PM)
Religious Studies Program presents Sherman Jackson Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies University of Michigan Black Orientalism: Genesis, Purpose, and Significance for American Professor Jackson received his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. He is the author of Islamic Law and the State: The Constitutional Jurisprudence of Shihâb al-Dîn al-Qarâfî (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1996) and On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam: Abû Hâmid al-Ghazâlî’s Faysal al-Tafriqa Bayna al-Islam wa al-Zandaqa (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2002). Currently, he is working on a book tentatively titled Islam and the Black American.
Event Book Discussion: Gender and Masculinity in the Kite Runner (126 Voorhies , from Oct 26, 2005 12:10 PM to Oct 26, 2005 01:30 PM)
Keynote Speaker: PROFESSOR JAY MECHLING
Event Borders, Checkpoints, Crossings: Arab American and Asian American Studies (Silo Cabernet Room , from Apr 25, 2005 04:00 PM to Apr 25, 2005 06:00 PM)
The Middle East/South Asia Studies Program and the Asian American Cultural Politics Research Group present: Professor, Ethnic Studies, University of Hawaii, Manoa Nadine Naber Assistant Professor, American Culture & Women’s Studies, UMichigan, Ann Arbor Moderated by Sunaina Maira This panel focuses on convergences and divergences between the fields of Arab American and Asian American studies, and how they inform debates about empire, Orientalism, racialization, and gendered nationalisms, especially after 9/11. Borders and boundaries are issues that emerge in both fields as they address questions of self-definition, institutionalization, and interdisciplinarity, as well as negotiate checkpoints or obstacles as the field evolves. Ibrahim Aoude’ is Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. He is co-editor of Arab Studies Quarterly and has published work on Middle East politics, Arab American identity, and Hawaiian political economy and social movements. Nadine Naber is Assistant Professor in American Culture and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is a member of the Arab Women’s Gathering Organizing Collective (AWGOC) and RAWAN (Radical Arab Women’s Activist Network) and is a graduate of UCD’s Anthropology department. Sunaina Maira is Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis.
Event Bring Your Own Conflict (Memorial Union II, from Oct 16, 2003 01:00 PM to Oct 16, 2003 04:00 PM)
Bring Your Own Conflict Mark Juergensmeyer, author of Gandhi's Way: A Handbook of Conflict Resolution, will be coming to UC Davis for two "Bring Your Own Conflict" workshops and a lecture on his book. The first "Bring Your Own Conflict" workshop will start at 1pm - 4pm on Thursday, Oct. 16th. In the workshop, Juergensmeyer will help participants work out issues using Gandhi's practices. 7:00 PM: Main Theater At 7pm, Juergensmeyer will lecture on his book in the UC Davis Main Theater, a reception will follow.
Event BROWN BAG Lunch and Discussion (1291 Soc. Sci/Hum Bldg., from Oct 10, 2005 12:00 PM to Oct 10, 2005 02:00 PM)
 
Event Call for Papers: South Asia by the Bay (Stanford University, from May 09, 2012 12:00 PM to May 11, 2012 12:00 PM)
A Graduate Student Conference at Stanford University on May 9-11, 2012
Event Dr. Anil Gupta (King Hall (Law School) Room 2070 , from Apr 03, 2007 12:00 PM to Apr 03, 2007 02:00 PM)
Can protecting intellectual property rights be of any consequence for poor people?
Event Ebrahim Moosa (53A Olson Hall , from Apr 15, 2003 04:00 PM to Apr 15, 2003 06:00 PM)
Challenges in re-thinking Islam
Event Characterizing a Language as a Whole: The strange Case of Hinid (Urdu) (Memorial Union, East Confercen Room , from May 07, 2007 12:00 PM to May 07, 2007 01:30 PM)
Michael Shapiro (PhD, Languistics, University of Chicago) is Chair and professor of Hinid, Department of Asian Languages and Literature, Univsersity of Washington.
Event Coffee and the Conquest of the Night in the Early Modern Era (University Club, Lounge, from May 15, 2003 07:30 PM to May 15, 2003 09:30 PM)
UC Davis History Department presents the 11th annual Eugene Lunn Memorial Lecture Coffee and the Conquest of the Night in the Early Modern Era by Cemal Kafadar Vehbi Koc Professor of Turkish Studies Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies Harvard University Cemal Kafadar is the author, among other works, of Between two worlds: the construction of the Ottoman state (University of California, 1995), and a far-ranging scholar on Middle Eastern history.
Event Smriti Srinivas (from Apr 11, 2005 05:30 PM to Apr 11, 2005 09:00 PM)
Conversations
Event "Criminality in Space of Death: The Palestinian Case-Study" (ARC, Ballroom B, from Jan 28, 2014 06:00 PM to Jan 28, 2014 09:00 PM)
Public Lecture, Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian
Event "Dalit Bombay: Stigma, Subalternity, and the Social Life of (Outcaste) Labor" (224 Young Hall, from May 27, 2011 12:00 PM to May 27, 2011 01:30 PM)
A Faculty Development Seminar
Event Differences Within and Differences Without: Early Perceptions of Others in South Asia (Andrews Conference Room, Social Sciences Building, from Jun 01, 2004 04:00 PM to Jun 01, 2004 06:00 PM)
“Conversations,” the Sociocultural Anthropology Discussion Series, presents Differences Within and Differences Without: Early Perceptions of Others in South Asia B. D. Chattopadhyaya Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi Tuesday, June 1, 2004; 4:00 PM Andrews Conference Room, Social Sciences Building B. D. Chattopadhyaya is Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. His interests center on the study of the history of South Asia before the fifteenth century and span the disciplines of economic and social history, archaeology, numismatics, epigraphy, and literature. Some of his recent books include Studying Early India: Archaeology, Texts, and Historical Issues (2003), Representing the Other? Sanskrit Sources and the Muslims: Eighth to Fourteenth Century (1998), The Making of Early Medieval India (1994), and Aspects of Rural Settlements and Rural Society in Early Medieval India (1990).
Event "The Others Mobilized: Gezi and the Present Moment in Turkey" (Art Annex (Technocultural Studies Building), from Nov 14, 2013 06:00 PM to Nov 14, 2013 08:00 PM)
Discussion Panel on Turkey
Event End of the Two-state Solution: Apartheid, Binational State or the last Stage of Sociocide (Andrews room, 2203 Social Science Humanities Building, from Nov 20, 2003 04:00 PM to Nov 20, 2003 06:00 PM)
Center for History, Society, and Culture presents a special lecture End of the Two-state Solution: Apartheid, Binational State or the last Stage of Sociocide Saleh Abdul Jawad Bir Zeit University Thursday, November 20, 2003 4 p.m., Andrews room, 2203 Social Science Humanities Building
Event Martina Rieker (Andrews Conference Room, 2203 Social Science/Humanities Building, from Apr 21, 2003 04:00 PM to Apr 21, 2003 06:00 PM)
Envisioning New Geographies after the Postcolonial World Order
Event Faculty Development Seminar (912 SPROUL HALL, from Mar 02, 2009 04:00 PM to Mar 02, 2009 06:00 PM)
Archana Venkatesan, Assistant Professor Comparative Lit and Religious Studies, Performing the Past to Remember for the Future: The Case of Hereditary Performance Traditions in south Indian temples.
Event Faculty Development Seminar: An Imperial Biography (1246 SSH, from May 08, 2013 12:00 PM to May 08, 2013 01:30 PM)
 
Event Faculty Luncheon (Mee Room, MU, from Apr 22, 2009 12:00 PM to Apr 22, 2009 02:00 PM)
 
Event "Melancholia of Freedom: Social Life of an Indian Township in South Africa" (Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H Building), from Oct 21, 2013 04:00 PM to Oct 21, 2013 06:00 PM)
Anthropology Fall Colloquium 2013, Thomas Hansen
Event Fall Welcome (University Club Ballroom, from Oct 07, 2008 05:00 PM to Oct 07, 2008 07:00 PM)
Come and join the ME/SA faculty and students for a meet and greet full of information about our program, brand new major, Middle East/South Asia student organizations, and lots of free food. Everyone is welcome!
Event Fall Welcome (ARC (Activities and Recreation Center ) Ballroom B, from Oct 17, 2007 05:00 PM to Oct 17, 2007 07:00 PM)
Come and join the ME/SA faculty and students for a meet and greet full of information about our program, Middle East/South Asia student organizations, and lots of free food. Everyone is welcome!
Event Fall Welcome 2012 (Techno-Cultural Studies Building (Art Annex), UC Davis, from Oct 09, 2012 05:30 PM to Oct 09, 2012 07:30 PM)
 
Event Family Values: Debates around the Hindu Code Bill, 1955-56 (Andrews Conference Room, 2203 Social Sciences and Humanities Building , from Nov 03, 2005 04:00 PM to Nov 03, 2005 06:00 PM)
 
Event Fault Lines: Disasters and the Imagination of Democracy (Andrews Conference Room, 2203 Social Science/Humanities Building, from Jun 06, 2003 04:00 PM to Jun 06, 2003 06:00 PM)
Special Lecture and Discussion Fault Lines: Disasters and the Imagination of Democracy Shiv Visvanathan Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi Visiting Professor, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University
Event Gayatri Gopinath (from May 07, 2005 10:00 AM to May 09, 2005 05:00 PM)
Feminist Approaches to South Asia
Event Film: A Closer Look at Islam & Panel Discussion (University Club , from Oct 17, 2005 05:00 PM to Oct 17, 2005 08:00 PM)
 
Event Film: Afghanistan Unvieled” & Discussion of Current Event in Afghanistan (International House: 10 College Park , Davis , from Nov 08, 2005 04:00 PM to Nov 08, 2005 06:00 PM)
 
Event Film Screening: Glass House (Technocultural Studies Building, from Jun 03, 2013 06:00 PM to Jun 03, 2013 08:30 PM)
 
Event Film Screening- Iran: Cry of an Indignant People (55 Roessler Hall, UC Davis, from May 21, 2013 06:30 PM to May 21, 2013 08:30 PM)
 
Event Gayatri Gopinath and Juana Rodriguez Reading Sexuality : An Author Event (Garrison Room, MU , from Feb 02, 2006 12:00 PM to Feb 02, 2006 01:30 PM)
 
Event Public Lecture By Ayca Alemdaroglu:Guardians of the Republic: Youth, Social Inequality and Politics in Turkey (IGA Conference Room ( 360 Shields Library), from May 22, 2013 01:00 PM to May 22, 2013 02:30 PM)
 
Event SUNAINA MAIRA (Guilt Redemption, and Gratitude in the Kite Runner , from Nov 09, 2005 12:00 PM to Nov 09, 2005 01:00 PM)
Guilt Redemption, and Gratitude in the Kite Runner
Event Gurinder Mann-Public Lecture (Buehler Alumni Center, AGR Room, UC Davis, from Oct 25, 2012 06:00 PM to Oct 25, 2012 09:00 PM)
 
Event Hafla/Mela (University Club, Lounge, from May 14, 2008 05:00 PM to May 14, 2008 07:00 PM)
Join UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies Program for an evening of free food and entertainment. Graduating students with a ME/SA minor will receive special recognition. This is a great opportunity for those interested in the ME/SA minor or major to speak with ME/SA faculty. Come find out about the new ME/SA major to be launched Fall 2008. Entertainment and food provided. Entertainment: Zindagi Hindi Film Dance Team; Middle Eastern Dance Group; poetry; Middle Eastern and South Asian music
Event Hafla/Mela (University Club Room, from May 09, 2007 05:00 PM to May 09, 2007 07:00 PM)
ME/SA end of the year event with students.
Event Hafla Mela (University Club Lounge, from May 27, 2009 05:00 PM to May 27, 2009 07:00 PM)
Join us to Celebrate ME/SA’s Fifth Anniversary Dr. Suad Joseph’s completion of her term as ME/SA Director The Graduation of First ME/SA Majors The Graduation of ME/SA Minors FEATURING Lebanese-American Poet, Essayist, and Visual Artist ETEL ADAN Persian Bandari Dance Middle Eastern and South Asian Music, Dance, and Poetry
Event Hafla/Mela 2010 (The Art Annex , from May 13, 2010 05:00 PM to May 13, 2010 07:00 PM)
Join us celebrate ME/SA’s annual event with an evening of free food and entertainment . Graduating students with ME/SA Major and Minor will receive special recognition. This is a great opportunity for those interested in the ME/SA Major or Minor to speak with ME/SA faculty.
Event Hafla Mela 2011 (Technocultural Studies Building, from May 18, 2011 05:00 PM to May 18, 2011 07:00 PM)
 
Event Hafla-Mela 2012 (Techno-Cultural Studies Building (Art Annex), UC Davis, from May 23, 2012 05:00 PM to May 23, 2012 07:00 PM)
 
Event HAFLA/MELA 2013 (Technocultural Studies Building, from May 22, 2013 05:00 PM to May 22, 2013 07:00 PM)
 
Event Hidden Voices-The Lives of Queer Muslims (3001 Plant and Environmental Sciences , from Oct 18, 2005 12:00 PM to Oct 18, 2005 01:30 PM)
 
Event Anil Gupta (Buehler Alumni Center , from Apr 05, 2007 03:00 PM to Apr 05, 2007 05:00 PM)
Historic Traditions and Contemporary Crisis of Knowledge Boundaries: community public personal
Event NIGEL ALLAN (Bookstore Special Events Room, 169 Memorial Union , from Nov 16, 2005 07:00 PM to Nov 16, 2005 09:00 PM)
Historical and Geographical Perspectives of Afghanistan
Event Mehrangiz Kar (University Club, Lounge, from Nov 16, 2004 04:00 PM to Nov 16, 2004 06:00 PM)
Human Rights and Democracy in Iran A public lecture by Mehrangiz Kar
Event "The Lovesick Lady and the Wandering Fortune-teller: Representing Women in an Indian Dance Drama Genre" (Putah Creek Lodge, UC Davis Campus, from May 05, 2011 05:00 PM to May 05, 2011 07:00 PM)
Indira Viswanathan Peterson, David B. Truman Professor of Asian Studies, Mount Holyoke College
Event International Society for Intellectual History – 2005 Conference Panel on Secularization in Islam (from Apr 12, 2005 10:00 AM to Apr 12, 2005 03:00 PM)
Chair: Suad Joseph, Professor of Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies, UC Davis Participants: Madhavi Sunder, Professor of Law, UC Davis Law School: “The New Enlightenment” Maimul Ahsan Khan, Ph.D., “Secular Concepts in the Quran: New Approaches to Islamization” Afshin Marashi, Assistant Professor of History, California State University, Sacramento, “'Secularizing' Iran: Modernization, the State, and the Construction of National Religion, 1921-1941”
Event Lecture by Dr. Karimi-Hakkak ( ARC Ballroom A, UC Davis Campus , from May 19, 2010 06:00 PM to May 19, 2010 09:00 PM)
A Public Lecture By: Dr. Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Persian Studies, University of Maryland, titled "Interplay of Image and Idea in Persian Poetry: In Search of New Ways of Conceptualizing the Persian Literary Tradition"
Event "Jewish Thinking about Islam during the Medieval Period" (TDB, from Nov 20, 2013 04:00 PM to Nov 20, 2013 06:00 PM)
Public Lecture, Jonathan Decter
Event HAMID DABASHI, Professor of Iranian Studies, Columbia University (University Club Room 1 & 2, from Jan 31, 2006 06:00 PM to Jan 31, 2006 09:00 PM)
Kiarostami or Makhmalbaf: On the Antinomies of Iranian Culture.
Event Michael Cooperson (912 Sproul Hall , from Apr 13, 2005 04:00 PM to Apr 13, 2005 06:00 PM)
Middle East/South Asia Studies Program presents Ascetics and Mystics in Medieval Baghdad
Event Middle Eastern & South Asian Culture Week 2013! (UC Davis Campus, from Apr 22, 2013 11:00 AM to Apr 27, 2013 03:00 PM)
 
Event Mines to Vines Program (3001 Plant & Environmental Sciences , from Nov 17, 2005 12:00 PM to Nov 17, 2005 01:30 PM)
 
Event Film Screening: "Where Should the Birds Fly" (Andrews Conference Room (SS&H 2203), from Oct 03, 2013 12:00 PM to Oct 03, 2013 01:30 PM)
Director: Fida Qishta
Event Noon Seminar with Kathryn Babayan (Conference Room 1271 Social Sciences and Humanities, from Apr 21, 2011 12:00 PM to Apr 21, 2011 01:00 PM)
 
Event Noon Seminar with Paul Amar (from May 11, 2011 12:00 PM to May 11, 2011 01:00 PM)
 
Event Omar Al-Dewachi: Public Lecture (from Nov 13, 2012 06:00 PM to Nov 13, 2012 08:00 PM)
 
Event Panel Discussion: Revolutions, Counter-Revolutions, and the Quest for Justice in the Middle East (MU King Room, from Feb 22, 2013 12:00 PM to Feb 22, 2013 02:00 PM)
 
Event Prince Moulay Hicham addresses the Arab Spring (from Feb 06, 2013 06:00 PM to Feb 06, 2013 08:00 PM)
 
Event Public Lecture By Asad Ahmed: Muslim Rationalist Scholarship in the Pre-Modern Period (912 Sproul, from Jun 04, 2013 12:00 PM to Jun 04, 2013 01:30 PM)
 
Event Public Lecture by Asef Bayat: Revolution without Movement, Movement without Revolution --Again (UC Davis ARC, Ballroom A, from Apr 17, 2013 06:00 PM to Apr 17, 2013 08:00 PM)
 
Event "Travelling Knowledges from the North East: A case study of Karbi Funeral Narratives" (273 SS&H (downstairs), from Nov 06, 2013 04:00 PM to Nov 06, 2013 06:00 PM)
Public Lecture, Debashree Duttaray
Event “Sidi Bouzid Blues and the Green Wave: Journeys through the Arab Spring and Fall” (Conference Center, Ballroom A, from Feb 10, 2014 06:00 PM to Feb 10, 2014 09:00 PM)
Public Lecture, Karima Bennoune
Event Public Lecture by Kathryn Babayan (ARC Ballroom A, UC Davis Campus, from Apr 21, 2011 06:00 PM to Apr 21, 2011 09:00 PM)
Friendship and the Culture of Epistolarity in Early Modern Isfahan
Event Public Lecture by Mansour Farhang (ARC Ballroom A, UC Davis Campus, from Jan 25, 2011 06:00 PM to Jan 25, 2011 09:00 PM)
The Struggle for Democracy in Iran: Cultural Impediments to Pluralism
Event CANCELLED- Public Lecture by Roger Cohen- Bitter Spring: The Middle East after its Revolution (Buhler Alumni Center, AGR Room, from Apr 22, 2013 06:00 PM to Apr 22, 2013 08:00 PM)
 
Event Public Lecture By Sonallah Ibrahim: Literature, Dissent & Revolution in Egypt (Buehler Alumni Center, AGR Room, UC Davis, from May 07, 2013 06:00 PM to May 07, 2013 08:00 PM)
 
Event Public Lecture by Touraj Daryaee (ARC Ballroom A, from Nov 09, 2010 06:00 PM to Nov 09, 2010 09:00 PM)
Title: “Pahlavi Texts, Artifacts and Persian Culture in Late Antique Iran"
Event Public Lecture: Constitutional Rights Reconsidered (ARC Ballroom A, UC Davis, from May 15, 2012 06:00 PM to May 15, 2012 08:00 PM)
 
Event Public Lecture: Flight and Captivity in the Writing of Iranian Women Writers (ARC Ballroom A UC Davis, from Feb 08, 2012 06:00 PM to Feb 08, 2012 08:00 PM)
Farzaneh Milani of the University of Virginia visits UC Davis!
Event Public Lecture- Islamic Reform: Iranian Style (Conference Center Ballroom B, from May 09, 2012 06:00 PM to May 09, 2012 08:00 PM)
 
Event Public Lecture By Priti Ramamurthy:Technology, Gender, and Perplexities of Smallholder Capitalism in India (Technocultural Studies Building, from May 16, 2013 06:00 PM to May 16, 2013 08:00 PM)
Your Technics' Awesome, Dude: Technology, Gender, and Perplexities of Smallholder Capitalism in India
Event Public Lecture: Sectarian Conflict, Geopolitics, and the "Minority Problem"in Contemporary Egypt (Conference Center Ballroom B, from Apr 11, 2012 06:00 PM to Apr 11, 2012 08:00 PM)
Saba Mahmood of the University of California, Berkeley visits UC Davis!
Event Public Lecture: Some Ideological Effects of the Islamist Arab Spring (379 Kerr Hall, from Nov 04, 2011 12:00 PM to Nov 04, 2011 01:00 PM)
Professor James A. Danowski of the University of Illinois visits UC Davis
Event Public Lecture: The Arabs and the Holocast (Sociology Boardroom 1291 SS&H, from Oct 21, 2011 12:00 PM to Oct 21, 2011 01:30 PM)
a public lecture by Gilber Achcar
Event Public Lecture: The Port Said Orphan Scandal (Adrews Confrence Room 2203 Social Sciences and Humanities, from Nov 14, 2011 12:00 PM to Nov 14, 2011 01:30 PM)
The Port Said Orphan Scandal: Missionaries and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
Event "Spirited Topographies: Urban Religiosity, Mobilities and Practices" (Andrews Conference Room (SS&H 2203) and SS&H 273, from May 09, 2014 08:00 AM to May 09, 2014 06:00 PM)
One-day, UC-wide symposium, Smriti Srinivas
Event "Cosmopolitan Pahlavans? Persianate Athletic Culture from the Balkans to Bengal" (1271 Social Sciences & Humanities Bldg, from Mar 14, 2014 12:00 PM to Mar 14, 2014 03:00 PM)
Faculty and Grad Seminar by Houchang Chehabi
Event Teach-In: "The Middle East: Protests and Transformations" (Memorial Union, King Room (second floor), from Nov 06, 2013 12:00 PM to Nov 06, 2013 01:30 PM)
(see panelists below)
Event Public Lecture: The Arab Spring One Year Later (Conference Center Ballroom B UC Davis, from Jan 18, 2012 06:00 PM to Jan 18, 2012 08:00 PM)
Juan Cole of the University of Michigan visits UC Davis!
Event "The Cyrus Cylinder and a Trans-confessional Narrative of Iranian Civilization" (ARC, Ballroom A, from Oct 16, 2013 06:00 PM to Oct 16, 2013 09:00 PM)
Public Lecture, Mohammad Tavakoli-Targhi
Event "Viral Occupation: New Media Technologies and Israeli Military Rule" (126 Voorhies Hall, from Nov 07, 2013 04:00 PM to Nov 07, 2013 06:00 PM)
Public Lecture, Rebecca Stein
Event West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, from Nov 15, 2010 05:30 PM to Nov 15, 2010 07:00 PM)
 
Event What’s going on in Egypt and the Arab World? (TechnoculturalStudies building (ART ANNEX), from Feb 08, 2011 05:00 PM to Feb 08, 2011 07:00 PM)
Popular Protest & Collective Action
Event Atif (The Colleges at La Rue , from Apr 21, 2005 05:00 PM to Apr 21, 2005 07:00 PM)
Women and Development in the Middle East Dr. Nadia Atif, Fulbright Exchange Scholar
Event Women of the Arab World Film Series, Winter 2004 (from Jan 26, 2004 06:00 PM to Mar 08, 2004 06:00 PM)
Women of the Arab World Film Series, Winter 2004 Open to all – Admission Free Mondays 6:00 - 202 Wellman Hall January 26: Umm Kulthum (A Voice Like Egypt) The diva of Arabic music, the most powerful symbol of the Arab world (1996, Michael Goldman) February 2: Wild Flowers, Women of South Lebanon Women of the resistance, a drama of courage, resistance and hope (1986, Jean Khalil Chamoun & Mai Masri) February 9: A Female Cabby in Sidi Bel-Abbes Struggles of Algerian women of today, few resources and many obstacles (2000, Belkacem Hadjadj) February 23: Women of Hezbollah The personal, political and social commitment of two women from Hezbollah in Lebanon (2000, Maher Abi Samra) March 1: Farha Women’s struggles in Palestine, in Israeli prisons, their organizing to better society (M. Anis Barghouti) March 8: Four Women of Egypt Projects for social change, Arab nationalism, Islamic movements, secularism and women (1997, Tahani Rashed)
Event Women, Religion, & Empowerment: Christianity in the Solomon Islands and Islam in Sumatra (3201 Hart Hall , from Oct 24, 2005 04:00 PM to Oct 24, 2005 05:30 PM)
REGINA SCHEVYNES, P.h.D., Massey University, New Zealand
Event "Greatness in Ottoman-Jewish and Italian Political Thought" (Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H), from Mar 10, 2015 12:00 PM to Mar 10, 2015 02:00 PM)
Public Lecture, Vasileios Syros
Event Chai and Chat (Meeting Room A, Student Community Center (SCC), from Nov 25, 2014 02:00 PM to Nov 25, 2014 03:00 PM)
Public event, Susan Miller
Event "Political Economy & Good Government in Mughal India and Early Modern Italy" (Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H), from Mar 10, 2015 04:00 PM to Mar 10, 2015 06:00 PM)
Public Lecture, Vasileios Syros
Event "Reimagining Indian Ocean Worlds" Mellon Research Initiative Symposium (126 Voorhies, from Oct 16, 2015 09:00 AM to Oct 16, 2015 06:00 PM)
Public Symposium, Co-Directors: Smriti Srinivas & Bettina Ng'weno
Event Final Solution Screening (2203 SS&H, from Oct 27, 2015 04:00 PM to Oct 27, 2015 07:00 PM)
Film Screening, Director: Rakesh Sharma
Event "Write Down I am an Arab" Screening (Olson 6, from Nov 17, 2015 05:10 PM to Nov 17, 2015 07:00 PM)
Film Screening, comments by Radwan and Cohen
Event Community Fall Mixer (Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center (SCC), from Oct 20, 2014 06:00 PM to Oct 20, 2014 08:00 PM)
 
Event Dr. Maryam's Lecture (Social Sciences and Humanities 273, from Feb 17, 2016 05:00 PM to Feb 17, 2016 07:00 PM)
Maryam, Lecture
Event IOW Speaker Series 2016 (126 Voorhies , from Jan 25, 2016 04:00 PM to Apr 22, 2016 05:30 PM)
 
Event 3rd Annual Research Symposium (MU II, from May 19, 2016 01:30 PM to May 19, 2016 04:00 PM)
Symposium
Event "In the Absence of Reliable Ghosts: Sexuality, Historiography, South Asia" (Andrews Conference Room (SS&H 2203), from Feb 06, 2014 04:00 PM to Feb 06, 2014 04:00 PM)
Public Lecture, Anjali Arondekar
Event "Giving Voice to the Arab Jew: Engaging Mizrahi Critics of Zionism" (Andrews Conference Room (SS&H 2203), from Feb 11, 2014 04:00 PM to Feb 11, 2014 06:00 PM)
Seminar: Keif Cohen, Rachel Feldman, Susan Miller
Event 2016 South Asia by the Bay Graduate Student Conference (UC Davis, from Apr 22, 2016 06:00 PM to Apr 23, 2016 10:00 PM)
UCD, Student Conference
Event "Fifty Shades of Anti-Imperialism: Rethinking Post-secularism and Dissent through the Islamic State and Revolutionary Muslims" (Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H), from Apr 14, 2015 04:30 PM to Apr 14, 2015 06:00 PM)
Public Lecture, Evern Savci
Event ME/SA Community Graduation Celebration (from Jun 13, 2014 12:00 PM to Jun 13, 2014 05:00 PM)
 
Event "Egyptians Forced to Choose Between The Muslim Brotherhood or The Military" (--, from Jan 17, 2014 07:00 PM to Jan 17, 2014 07:20 PM)
Interview hosted by UprisingRadio, featuring Professor Noha Radwan
Event "The Ayodhya Dispute: The Absent Mosque, State of Exception, and Jural Diety" (from Oct 13, 2014 04:00 PM to Oct 13, 2014 06:00 PM)
*********THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED! SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE!**********
Event "The Aporias of Urban Protest in Istanbul: How Middle Class Revolt Undermines Itself" (273 Social Science & Humanities (downstairs), from Apr 23, 2014 04:00 PM to Apr 23, 2014 06:00 PM)
Public lecture by Cihan Tugal
Collection 2015 Events
 
Event "Gradual Radicalization: The Decision-Making Process for the Armenian Genocide" ***EVENT CANCELLED*** (Davis Odd Fellows Hall (415 2nd St), from May 06, 2015 04:30 PM to May 06, 2015 06:00 PM)
*****EVENT CANCELLED***** Public Lecture, Taner Ackam
Event "The Politics of Secular Pilgrimage: Paul-Emile Botta's Red Sea Expedition, 1836-1839" (1271 Social Sciences & Humanities Bldg, from Feb 26, 2014 12:00 PM to Feb 26, 2014 03:30 PM)
Public Lecture by Sahar Bazzaz
Event Remembering Marginalized Histories: Shrines for Africans in Coastal Kerala, India (Social Science and Humanities Building Andrews Conference Room #2203 , from Nov 23, 2015 04:00 PM to Nov 23, 2015 05:30 PM)
Public Lecture, NEELIMA JEYCHANDRAN
Event "Feminists Negotiate Power: The Battle Over the Egyptian Constitution" (Buehler Alumni Center, AGR Room, from Feb 04, 2015 06:00 PM to Feb 04, 2015 08:00 PM)
Public lecture by Hoda Elsadda
Event ME/SA Community Week (May 5th-9th) (from May 09, 2014 12:00 AM to May 09, 2014 12:00 PM)
Check out all the events planned for this ME/SA cultural week!
Event ME/SA Hafla Mela! (Technocultural Studies Bldg. , from May 21, 2014 05:00 PM to May 21, 2014 08:00 PM)
The annual ME/SA end of the year program is finally here!
Event Chai and Chat (Meeting Room A, Student Community Center (SCC), from Dec 02, 2014 02:00 PM to Dec 03, 2014 03:00 PM)
Public event, Mairaj Syed & Baki Tezcan
Event Arab Studies Research Symposium (Memorial Union, MU II, from May 16, 2014 02:00 PM to May 16, 2014 09:00 PM)
Come listen to various papers, read by UC Davis students, related to topics such as "State, Sexuality, and Medicine in Islam", "Displacement, Labor and Terror", "Framing Poetry, Cinema and Language in Arabic" and more.
Event ME/SA Community Week ((see flyer), from May 04, 2015 12:00 PM to May 08, 2015 07:30 PM)
 
Event HAFLA / MELA 2015 (Technocultural Studies Bldg., from May 20, 2015 05:00 PM to May 20, 2015 07:00 PM)
 
Event Re-imagining Indian Ocean Worlds: Speaker Series 2016 (126 Voorhies , from Jan 25, 2015 04:00 PM to Apr 22, 2015 05:30 PM)
Speaker Series
Event SOLIDARITY RETREAT 2014 (Bodega Bay, from Feb 21, 2014 02:00 PM to Feb 23, 2014 02:00 PM)
 
Event Middle East/South Asia Studies Research Symposim (Memorial Union, MU II, from May 15, 2015 12:00 PM to May 15, 2015 03:00 PM)
Open to undergraduate and graduate students
Event "The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent" (Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H), from Apr 23, 2015 12:00 PM to Apr 23, 2015 02:00 PM)
Seminar, Piya Chatterjee and Sunaina Maira
Event "Reading Egypt through Indonesia" (273 Social Science & Humanities, from May 12, 2014 01:00 PM to May 12, 2014 04:00 PM)
Public Lecture by Engeng Ho
Event ME/SA Faculty Development Seminar ( 1246 Social Science and Humanities Building, from May 09, 2014 12:00 PM to May 09, 2014 01:30 PM)
Seminar by Nayan Shah
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