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Virtual: ‘Down to the Bone: Dissecting Blackness in Early 20th Century Egypt’
March 18, 2021 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Join the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion on March 18 at 4:00 p.m. for the 2020-2021 Speaker Series: Blackness in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Taylor Moore, a UC Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California – Santa Barbara, will host a lecture that discusses blackness in early 20th century Egypt. Doctorate candidate in the Department of Sociology, Shreya Parikh, will moderate the discussion. Register here for the link.
Taylor M. Moore is a University of California Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in the history department at UC – Santa Barbara. Her research lies at the intersections of critical race studies, decolonial/postcolonial histories of science, and decolonial materiality studies. Her manuscript-in preparation, “Superstitious Women: Race, Magic, and Medicine in Egypt,” uses modern Egyptian amulets as an archive to reconstruct the magical and vernacular medical life-worlds of peasant women healers, and their critical role in developing medico-anthropological expertise in Egypt from 1880-1950. Taylor’s work is invested in illuminating the occult(ed) networks, economies, and actors whose bodies and labor are generally rendered invisible in Eurocentric histories of global science.