Blackness Without Borders: The Intersection of the Black Experience in the MENA and Muslim World


WHEN February 24, 2021
6:30 PM WHERE Zoom Webinar Part of "Race, Diversity, and the Learning Community series Blackness Without Borders" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

This Blackness Without Borders event will discuss the intersection of the Black experience as it pertains to the Middle East and North Africa and the Muslim world. Experts and scholars in Middle Eastern, African, and Diaspora studies, our panelists will explore the nuanced and complex Black experiences in Morocco, Egypt, Sudan, and the Gulf. Dr. Gomez, Dr. Troutt Powell, Dr. El Hamel, and Dr. Abusharaf will delve into the colonial history of the Middle East and North Africa and trace its impact on the development of how the Black experience is framed and understood today. 

This event is brought to you by the Office of the Vice Chancellor, the Office of Inclusion and Equity at NYUAD, the Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora (CSAAD) at NYU New York, and the NYUAD Institute. 

6:30-7:45pm Gulf Standard Time
9:30-10:45am Eastern Standard Time

Introduction by:

  • Fatiah Touray, Esq., Senior Director, Office of Inclusion and Equity at NYUAD
  • Michael Gomez, Silver Professor of History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University, and the director of NYU’s newly-established Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora (CSAAD)
  • Eve M. Troutt Powell, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of History and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania
  • Chouki El Hamel, Professor of history in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University
  • Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf, Professor of anthropology, Georgetown University in Qatar

In Collaboration with

NYUAD Institute
Humanities Research Fellowship for the Study of the Arab World
History Program
Literature & Creative Writing Program
African Studies Seminar Series
Arab Crossroads Studies Program
Office of Alumni Relations

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