Abdellah Hammoudi: Giving and Receiving Yeast

Rajni Kothari Lectures are instituted in honour of the CSDS Founder Director Professor Rajni Kothari. Earlier speakers in the series include Professors Sudipta Kaviraj, Gananath Obeysekere and Rounaq Jahan.

Abdellah Hammoudi was Professor at the Agronomic Institute of the Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco from 1972-1989. In 1990 he was named the first Faisal Visiting Professor for Anthropology at Princeton University. From 1994-2004 he was the first director of Princeton’s Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia. The Institute was founded with the support of Prince Moulay Hicham Benabdallah of Morocco.

His book, Une saison à la Mecque, published by Le Seuil, Paris, in 2004, was translated into English: A Season in Mecca, Hill and Wang, 2006, as well as in several other languages including Arabic, Dutch, Italian and German. More recently, he edited Democratizing the South Shore, Between Persuasion and Invasion, in French, CNRS, 2007.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010
CSDS Seminar Room