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Down to the Bone: Dissecting Blackness in Early 20th Century Egypt
March 18, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join the Office of 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.
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.