ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: The CMES Arabian Peninsula Studies Lecture Series
SPEAKER(S): Pascal Menoret, Renée and Lester Crown Professor in Modern Middle East Studies, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University
Pascal Menoret completed his Ph.D. in 2008 from the Department of History at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He joined Brandeis University in 2015 after three years at NYU Abu Dhabi and two post-doctoral fellowships at at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and at Princeton’s Transregional Institute. Professor Menoret's research combines urban history and social anthropology. His latest book, "Joyriding in Riyadh: Oil, Urbanism, and Road Revolt," (Cambridge University Press, 2014) explores the relationship between urban planning and youth unrest in the Saudi capital. His new book project, entitled "Graveyard of the Clerics: Islamic Activism in Saudi Suburbia", is an ethnography of the Saudi Islamic movements.
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