Prof. Susan Slyomovics

Susan Slyomovics
Professor of Anthropology and Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
University of California, Los Angeles

Lecture titles:

From Oran, Algeria to Lyon, France: The “Repatriation” of a French War Memorial

Victimary Sites of Memory: Tombs, Gravestones and Monuments to the Moroccan “Disappeared”

Susan Slyomovics is Professor of Anthropology and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles. Among her publications are The Object of Memory: Arab and Jew Narrate the Palestinian Village (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998) and The Performance of Human Rights in Morocco (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005). She has (co)-edited The Living Medina in the Maghrib: The Walled Arab city in Literature, Architecture and History (Frank Cass and Co. Ltd., 2001), Women and Power in the Middle East (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001), Waging War, Making Peace: Reparations and Human Rights (Left Coast Press, 2009), and Clifford Geertz in Morocco (Routledge, 2010). She has (co)-translated works by Assia Jebbar, Abdelfettah Kilito, and Leila Sebbar from French and works by Fatna El Bouih, Waleed Khleif, Muhammad Afif Matar, Abderrahman Abnoudy, as well as the Hilali epic, from Arabic. She is member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies JMEWS (Founded in 2004 by the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS))

The latest articles by Susan Slyomovics in the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies JMEWS:
•“Every Slight Movement of the People… is Everything”: Sondra Hale and Sudanese Art, published in Volume 10, Number 1 (Winter 2014)
•Fatna El Bouih and the Work of Memory, Gender, and Reparation in Morocco, published in Volume 8, Number 1 (Winter 2012)

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