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April 10, 2019 — CANCELED — Elizabeth Marcus: “The Arrest of Ziad Doueiri and the Laws of Cultural Critique”


Dr. Marcus’ talk will be rescheduled to a later date. 

Elizabeth Marcus is a Mellon Fellow in the Scholars in the Humanities program for 2017-2019. She received her BA from the University of Oxford in Modern History and French, and completed her PhD in French and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in 2017. Her research and teaching focus on the francophone and Arab worlds, with a particular interest in knowledge production, cultural imperialism, and the histories of religious and minority groups. In her current book project, Difference and Dissidence: Cultural Politics and the End of Empire in Lebanon, she uses post-independence Lebanon as a case study of multilingualism and decolonization from below.

She is developing a second project on global intellectual history, international students and radical politics in post-war France. Recovering the history of the Cité internationale universitaire, an international university campus set on the outskirts of Paris, she looks at how it became a key physical and symbolic space for students, writers and intellectuals from the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Elizabeth has taught in the Core Curriculum at Columbia University and at MIT as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Global Studies and Languages Department.


April 10, 2019 | 12:00 PM
Free and open to the public


Humanities Building 1, Room 210
University of California, Santa Cruz

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