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Sudan and the Fallacy of Nationhood: How Political Islam Threatens National Unity

Story imageLecture by Jok Madut Jok, Loyola Marymount University. Part of the Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lecture Series, co-sponsored with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Location: Robertson Hall, Bowl 016

Date/Time: 02/18/09 at 4:30 pm - 02/18/09 at 6:00 pm

Jok Madut Jok was born and raised in Sudan and studied in Egypt and the United States. He is trained in the anthropology of health and holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Jok is a fellow of Rift Valley Institute and an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Loyola Marymount University in California. He has also worked in aid and development, first as a humanitarian aid worker and later as a consultant for a number of aid agencies. He is the author of three books and numerous articles covering reproductive health, humanitarian aid, ethnography of political violence, gender-based violence, war and slavery, and the politics of identity in Sudan. His latest book "Sudan: Race, Religion and Violence," was published in 2007.

Category: Public Lectures

Department: Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lecture Series