Colloquium - Munira Khayyat (SCL)

When and Where

Friday, March 17, 2023 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Munira Khayyat



Join the Department of Anthropology as we continue of 2022-2023 Colloquium Series with a talk by Dr. Munira Khayyat, a Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology (SEA) at The American University in Cairo.  Dr. Khayyat will give a talk titled, "A Landscape of War." On her talk, Dr. Khayyat writes, "What worlds take root in war? This talk takes us to the southern border of Lebanon where resistant ecologies thrive amid perennial gusts of war. In frontline villages, armed invasions, indiscriminate bombings, and scattered landmines have become the conditions within which everyday life is waged. Here, multi-species partnerships such as tobacco-farming and goat-herding carry life through seasons of destruction. Neither green-tinged utopia nor total devastation, these survival collectives make life possible within an insistently deadly region. Sourcing an anthropology of war from where it is lived decolonizes distant theories of war and brings to light creative practices forged in the midst of ongoing devastation. War is a place where life must go on."

This talk is co-sponsored by the Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Department.

We hope you will join us for this important talk, which takes place Friday, March 17th from 2-4 PM in AP 246 at the Department of Anthropology.

Can't attend in person? Click here to register to attend this talk via Zoom.


the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations