Global Wars in the Middle East

Schools of Public Engagement: Global Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Global Wars in the Middle East

Spring 2021

Taught By: Setareh Shohadaei

Section: A

CRN: 7474

Credits: 4

Why are multiple states at war in the Middle East? The common explanations of conflict in the region tend towards religious, ethnic, and sectarian frames of analysis. This course seeks to unpack the historical, economic, and ecological conditions that have enabled the narratives of so-called “sectarian violence.” In doing so, we will inquire into how imperial, colonial, and post-colonial relations of power have created and maintained modern infrastructures of violence in the region. We will also study how the contemporary global flows of capital and bodies posit the Middle East as a hot zone for contested global interests. Finally, we will explore the possibilities opened by indigenous cultures and networks of transnational solidarity and resistance to formulate a political imaginary beyond nationalism or tribalism. Readings will include works by Timothy Mitchell, Lila Abu-Loghod, Derek Gregory, Tarak Barkawi, Samer Abboud, Hamid Dabashi, Cihan Tugal, Jasbir Puar, and others.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global Studies (UGLB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:42am 8/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 304

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/10/2021