Muslims and the Minority Question: A Global History, 1856-1947
Dr. Roy Bar Sadeh is a global historian of the modern Middle East and its South Asian and Eurasian linkages. Roy received his PhD in history from Columbia University and he is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization at Yale University Law School. His research moves across the British, Ottoman, and Russian Empires and their successor states to understand how People across these regions experienced and shaped local and global debates about sovereignty, minority status, and management of religious difference. He is currently working on his first monograph, Muslims and the Minority Question: A Global History, 1856-1947. This book is a global intellectual history of the concept of a minority and its role in connecting Muslim thinkers throughout the Middle East, Indian subcontinent, and Eurasia. Roy's previous peer-reviewed research has been published in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History and he has two forthcoming essays in the International journal of Islam in Asia and the International Journal of the Middle East Studies.
This event is co-sponsored by Duke University Middle East Studies Center, Duke Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University Global Asia Initiative, UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, and NC Consortium for Middle East Studies.
Parking is available at the McCauley Deck after 5pm.