Samar Habib lecture and Q&A recording now available

Last week, Dr Samar Habib delivered the opening lecture of the new Queering Islam events series, hosted by Dr Alberto Fernández Carbajal (Leverhulme Fellow, School of English), with a talk entitled ‘States of Being: Narratives of Queer Muslim Diasporas in Contemporary Scholarship’.

Here you can find footage of the lecture and the ensuing Q&A. As Dr Habib intimates in her talk, homosexuality in Islam is a sensitive topic, but one which must be openly discussed nonetheless.

Please feel free to use the comments section of this blog post to let us know your thoughts about the session and whether it has affected you views on queer Muslims and migration.


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Alberto Fernández Carbajal

About Alberto Fernández Carbajal

Alberto is a Leverhulme Fellow at School of English, University of Leicester, where he previously was Teaching Fellow in Postcolonial Literature. He's currently working on a Leverhulme-funded project entitled Queer Diasporas: Islam, Homosexuality and a Micropolitics of Dissent, dealing with representations of queer Muslims in international fiction and film. His research interests include queer, colonial and postcolonial literatures and modernist, cosmopolitan and black British writing. His monograph Compromise and Resistance in Postcolonial Writing: E. M. Forster's Legacy was published by Palgrave Macmillan in early 2014. He is consultant for ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature. His work has been published in ARIEL and in the Journal of Commonwealth Literature.

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One response to “Samar Habib lecture and Q&A recording now available”

  1. Nejmeh khalil

    DR Samar Habib lecture is an articulated useful lecture. I enjoyed and learned from a lot

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