Empowering Believers: A Sociohistory of Islamism in Saudi Arabia

A Brown Bag Seminar with Pascal Menoret


Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Schwartz Hall, Room 103

How does one engage in politics in a highly repressive environment? How do believers become activists? How do suburban environments shape political activism? Why has Islamism become the go-to opposition movement in Saudi Arabia since the 1970s? Join us for this fascinating discussion!

Pascal Menoret is the Renée and Lester Crown Professor of Modern Middle East Studies at Brandeis University. He is the author of The Saudi Enigma: A History (Zed Books, 2005) and Joyriding in Riyadh: Oil, Urbanism, and Road Revolt (Cambridge University Press, 2014). He is currently working on a book tentatively titled, Graveyard of the Clerics: Islamism in Saudi Suburbia, an ethnography of Islamist movements in contemporary Saudi Arabia.

Free and open to the public

Bring your lunch to this brown bag event

Light refreshments will be served