"X Marks the Spot: Mapping Malcolm X's Encounters with Sudan" by Dr. Emily O'Dell
Date : 2 Feb 2015
Time: 5:30 PM
Place: Building 37
Bio:Dr. Emily Jane O'Dell is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Civilization Studies Program at AUB. Previously, she was the Whittlesey Chair of History and Archaeology at AUB, and taught at Columbia, Brown and Harvard, where she received an award for excellence in teaching. For her expertise on Islam and the Middle East, she has been a Fulbright-Hays Fellow, an Edward A. Hewett Policy Fellow, a Harvard Research Fellow, a Columbia Research Fellow, an American Councils Research Fellow, an IREX Fellow, and a State Department Critical Languages (Persian/Tajik) Scholar. She completed her BA, MA, MFA, and PhD at Brown University, an additional Masters at Columbia University, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard. She is currently conducting archaeological, anthropological, and textual research in Sudan, Egypt, Mongolia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan, and completing a book manuscript for publication by Brill. Her latest research on Malcolm X's connections to Sudan was just published in a Special Issue of the Journal of Africana Religions: “The Meaning of Malcolm X for Africana Religions: Fifty Years On.” In addition to her academic publications, her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, NPR, Salon, Christian Science Monitor, Jadaliyya, and the Huffington Post.