#PoliticalAgency – A Virtual Roundtable

Photo by Saleem Homsi (flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Last May, an international workshop entitled Rethinking political agency in the Middle East: Engaging political anthropology  took place in Fiesole at the European University Institute. We published both an introduction to the workshop and the workshop abstracts here at Allegra. The workshop was sponsored by the Wenner Gren Foundation and intended to bring ethnographic research in the Middle East into conversation with anthropological debate on political agency. This Virtual Roundtable is exploring two questions discussed during the workshop, namely:

1. To what extent does the notion of political agency help to understand political change?

2. Are Area Studies still relevant to understand contemporary dynamics of political and social transformation?

We will gradually reveal the answers to these questions given by workshop participants in the days to come. Click on the portraits below and read the responses!



Featured image by Saleem Homsi (flickr, CC BY 2.0)

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