You are invited to attend a special lecture featuring Professor Roxanne Euben (Wellesley College)
Gender, Humiliation and Radical Islamist Rhetoric: Orientalist Lineage, Neoconservative Conceit, Islamist Trope–Navigating the Nexus
Dr. Euben is the Ralph Emerson and Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College. Euben’s area of specialization bridges what’s often called “Western” political theory–particularly modern and contemporary European thought–and Islamic political thought, with an emphasis on 18th-21st century thinkers. Her scholarship has variously taken up topics such as Muslim cosmopolitanism; jihad, martyrdom and political action; travel narratives (including the Arabic genre of the rihla) and political theorizing, commonalities between Muslim and European perspectives on science and reason; and comparative political theory, among others. She is the author of Enemy in the Mirror: Islamic Fundamentalism and the Limits of Modern Rationalism, Journeys to the Other Shore: Muslim and Western Travelers in Search of Knowledge, and Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought: Texts and Contexts from Al-Banna to Bin Laden, written and edited with Muhammad Qasim Zaman. Her current research is on Islamist rhetorics of humiliation in comparative perspective, a project for which she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship this year.
This lecture is presented by the New York Area Political Theory Faculty Seminar and supported by the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute and Departments of Political Science and Women and Gender Studies, and Program in Religion at Hunter College, with additional funding from the Hunter College Office of the Provost and Dean of Arts and Sciences.