Ian Almond, Professor of World Literatures at Georgetown University in Qatar, will speak on Islam in Latin America. From the first travelers to the Americas to Arab / African population movement into Brazil and Argentina, the talk covers some of the ways in which Islam and associated Middle Eastern cultures have had some part to play in the configuration of Latin American history and identity. Pop culture, architecture, international relations and literary history are some of the disciplines and areas the talk will cover.
Friday, February 27 at 4:00pm | Hollander Hall, 241
Sponsored by Sponsored by Arabic Studies and Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures & Cultures.