Gender: New Works, New Questions- Branding Humanity: Competing Narratives of Rights, Violence, and Global Citizenship by Amal Hassan Fadlalla


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Participants : 
  • Amal Hassan Fadlalla, Associate Professor, Women's Studies, Anthropology, Afroamerican and African Studies
  • Sandra Gunning, Professor, Afroamerican and African Studies, and American Culture
  • Victor Mendoza, Associate Professor, English and Women’s Studies; Faculty Associate, Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program, and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Event Date: 
March 13, 2019
Event Time: 
2239 Lane Hall
Event Accessibility : 
Ramp and elevator access at the E. Washington Street entrance (by the loading dock). There are accessible restrooms on the south end of Lane Hall, on each floor of the building. A gender neutral restroom is available on the first floor.
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The Save Darfur movement gained an international following, garnering widespread international attention to this remote Sudanese territory. Celebrities and other notable public figures participated in human rights campaigns to combat violence in the region. But how do local activists and those throughout the Sudanese diaspora in the United States situate their own notions of rights, nationalism, and identity?

Based on interviews with Sudanese social actors, activists, and their allies in the United States, the Sudan, and online, Branding Humanity (Stanford Press, 2018) traces the global story of violence and the remaking of Sudan identities. Amal Hassan Fadlalla asks readers to consider how national and transnational debates about violence circulate, shape, and re-territorialize ethnic identities, disrupt meanings of national belonging, and rearticulate notions of solidarity and global affiliations.

This event is part of IRWG's Gender: New Works, New Questions series, which spotlights recent publications by U-M faculty members and allows for deeper discussion by an interdisciplinary panel.