March 2019

“Multilingualism as a Stimulus to Islamic Literary Theory” Plenary lecture for “Studying South Asian Narratives Through Pluralist and Dialogic Frames,” Comparative Literature Association of India Biennial International Conference, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (Hyderabad)   &  India International Centre (Delhi)

“Arabic Poetics and Russian Aesthetics: Mīkhāʼīl Nuʿaymah as a Russian Poet” at the workshop “Reshaping Landscapes of Arab Thought, the Legacies of Gibran, Rihani, and Naimy,” George and Lisa Zakhem Kahlil Gibran Chair for Values and Peace, University of Maryland

April 2019

The Obligation to Migrate: Hijra and Cultural Memory in theLiteratures of the Soviet Caucasus,” Claiming and Making Muslim Worlds: Across and Between the Local and Global, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin (3-5 April 2019). Part of the Muslim Worlds – World of Islam? Conceptions, Practices, and Crises of the Global project.

                                                       May 2019

“Dangerous Definitions: On the Politics of Defining Racism,” Antisemitism and Islamophobia, Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue, Vienna.




September 2018

On 26th September, I will be reading at The Square Club, Bristol. from a novel in progress concerning the 18th-century anti-slavery political theorist Josiah Tucker (of Bristol).  The event is dedicated to  “Using Fiction to Recover Lost Voices.

October 2018

Translation as Dancing in Chain: Bijan Elahi in English” University of Oxford, Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation discussion group (15 October 2018)

 December 2018

I will be convening “Global Southern Epistemologies,” English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India (funded by the British Academy and the Global Research Challenges Fund)

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