March 18 – April 22, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012, 2:00 pm
The Harraga of Tangier
Abdelmajid Hannoum, Associate Professor of Anthropology and African and African-American Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Location: The Renaissance Society
Harraga, "those who burn" in Arabic, refers to North Africans who attempt to illegally migrate to Europe via the Straits of Gibraltar.
Hannoum's talk is based on a 2009 ethnography he conducted with young Harragas.
Hannoum is Associate Professor of Anthropology and African and African-American Studies at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. He is the author of Violent Modernity: France in Algeria (2010) and Colonial Histories, Postcolonial Memories (2001). He is currently working on immigration and globalization in Tangiers.
This event will take place in Cobb Hall room 409 (down the hall from the gallery).