Yesterday is not Gone: Memories of Slavery in Zanzibar & Oman in Memoirs, Fiction & Film
Date(s) - 04/09/2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Center for Middle Eastern Studies Harvard University
The CMES Director’s Series presents
Associate Professor, Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute, People’s Republic of China
Dr. Emily Jane O’Dell is an Associate Professor at Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute in the People’s Republic of China. She has served as the Whittlesey Chair of History and Archaeology at the American University of Beirut, a Research Scholar in Law and an
Islamic Law and Civilization Research Fellow at Yale Law School, and an editor for Harvard Law School’s SHARIASource. Stateside she has taught at Columbia, Brown, and Harvard, where she did her Postdoctoral Fellowship. Her research can be read in the Journal of Global Slavery, Journal of Iranian Studies, Journal of Africana Religions, Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, International Journal of Persian Literature, Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, Disability & Society, and SHARIASource at Harvard Law School. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Al Jazeera, NPR, CounterPunch, Salon, The Christian Science Monitor, and Huffington Post.