The 3rd MEIS Monthly Meeting


The 3rd MEIS Monthly Meetings

Echoes of Resilience: Stories and Poetry from the Middle East


Dr. Iman Mersal, Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, U of Alberta 
Dr. Ghada Ageel Hamdan, Assistant Lecturer, Department of Political Science, U of Alberta
Dr. Joseph Hill, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, U of Alberta

Panel Chair: Professor Michael Frishkopf, Department of Music, U of Alberta    

When:  Tuesday, February 27, 2024 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (MST)

Where: Zoom Webinar | Free Registration HERE.  

A poet, translator, and literary scholar, Professor Iman Mersal will share some ideas about Palestine in modern Arabic poetry and explore what is the position of the poet/poem at the moment of war? She will also read a few poems about Palestine in English translation. For more information about her work, please visit HERE and HERE.

A third-generation Palestinian refugee, Professor Ghada Ageel Hamdan, will share lived experiences and women's voices from Gaza. For more information about her work, please visit HERE and HERE

An anthropologist and scholar of Sufi (mystical) Islam and gender & religion, Professor Joseph Hill will share his views about the topic. For more information about his work, please visit HERE and HERE


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