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Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia 20007
Join us as we welcome Dr. Charis Boutieri to conclude our Clovis Maksoud Lecture Series on human development.
***We will have a reception at 5:00pm with the lecture beginning promptly at 6:00pm.***
Dr. Boutieri is a professor of social anthropology of the Middle East at King's College London. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University and has been conducting field research in Tunisia since 2013.
End of year carnival revelries in Tunisian high schools recently became the target of official repression and moral public outrage. In this talk, school students and teachers turn the components and layers of these revelries as well as the scandal they caused into objects of exploration, revealing the conundrums of schooling experience, generational tension, and citizenship in the post-revolutionary moment. This talk will show how the element of the grotesque underpinning the relationship between students and teachers becomes the conduit for the vernacularization of democratic politics in present-day Tunisia, probing and complicating normative assumptions around liberal representative democracy.
The CCAS Boardroom is wheelchair accessible. If you have any additional accommodation requests, please don't hesitate to contact Azza Altiraifi at [email protected]
The CCAS Boardroom is located in the Intercultural Center on Georgetown's main campus. The ICC is a large, red-brick building located at the far righthand corner of the front lawn if you are walking through Georgetown's front gates at 3700 O St.
To get to the Boardroom, head to the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, which is Suite 241 on the second floor of the ICC (hardwood double doors at the end of the far hallway).