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Lecture featuring Eve Troutt Powell 2/6/13


Thursday, February 7th, 2013, at 4:30 PM


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Event Description:

Professor Eve Troutt Powell, University of Pennsylvania
Other People's Help: Studying Slavery in Cultures Not Your Own

In this lecture, Eve Troutt Powell will explore the legacies of slavery in the Middle East, and the pitfalls of this kind of research. How have societies far from the United States' experience of slavery integrated the experience of slavery in their histories? How have they differed in constructions of racial or ethnic identity from how Americans have identified connections between race and slavery?

Eve M. Troutt Powell is Associate Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania where she teaches the history of the modern Middle East. Her most recent book is Tell This in my Memory: Stories of Enslavement from Egypt, Sudan, and the Ottoman Empire (Stanford University Press, 2012). She is also the author of A Different Shade of Colonialism: Egypt, Great Britain and the Mastery of the Sudan (University of California, 2003). Professor Powell is a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.

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