Art, Politics, Tourism and the Sacred, in Morocco; with Dr. Deborah Kapchan, New York University

Art, Politics, Tourism and the Sacred, in Morocco; with Dr. Deborah Kapchan, New York University

Location: SAIS/Johns Hopkins,Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW – first floor

Date and time: November 28, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Free to the public – RSVP required at or call 202 470 2050.

Deborah Kapchan is one of the most well-informed, engaging, and insightful observers of the intersection of Moroccan culture, politics, religion, and globalization, who is also known for her groundbreaking work on Moroccan women, art, and performance.

Dr. Kapchan is currently Associate Professor of Performance Studies at New York University.

The working title of her latest article and this lecture is Performing the Festive Sacred: Sufi Tourism in Morocco.

Deborah Kapchan is also the author of Gender on the Market: Moroccan Women and the Revoicing of Traditionand the highly anticipated Traveling Spirit Masters: Moroccan Trance Music in the Global Marketplace (2007). Her third book, Poetic Justice: Translating Art and Ideologyis a work in progress. Recent articles include: “Talking Trash: Creating Home and Anti-Home in Austin’s Salsa Culture”, “A Colonial Relation not my Own: Coming Home to Morocco and France,” and “Nostalgia in Contemporary Moroccan Poetry”.

This lecture series is made possible with the support of the Moroccan American Cultural Center.

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