The Somali Territories and Somali Diaspora in the Modern World: Knowledge, Power, Practice


Friday, November 15, 2019, 9:00am to 5:00pm


History Department Conference Room (formerly the Lower Library), Robinson Hall

The Somali Territories and Somali Diaspora in the Modern World: Knowledge, Power, Practice

November 15, 2019
Harvard University
Location: Lower Library, Robinson Hall
Time: 9-5pm

Home and Belonging in the Diaspora

Carrying Culture: Temporal and Spatial Constructions of Somalia Among Women in the Diaspora
Suban Nur Cooley (Michigan State University)

The Qalanjo Project: Using Culturally Relevant Pedagogical Approaches to Bridge Gaps & Create Cultural Programming for Somali Students in Minneapolis
Sara A. Osman (The Qalanjo Project)

Always Kawaaling: Somali Personhood in the Margins of Rap
Zeinab Dahir (Independent Scholar)

At Home and Abroad: Transnational Political Practices of the Somali Diaspora in the United Kingdom
Ilhan Dahir (Columbia University)

Somalis in the Domestic and Global Order

Beyond Liberal Peacebuilding: Lessons from AMISOM in Somalia
Abdiasis Issa (Balsillie School of International Affairs)

The Arrogance of the Leviathan: Global War on Terror and Techno-Politics in Somalia
Monica Fagioli (Independent Scholar) and Debora Malito (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)

Waxqabadka Xawaalada: Somalis in the Global Financial/Security Order
Hafsa Mohamed (University of California Santa Cruz)

To Move is to Stir: Immigrant Movement and Public Housing
Nima Dahir (Stanford University)

Surveilling the Somali

CVE programming in Boston: Community perspective
Fatuma Mohamed (Northeastern University)

Liminalities of Somalinimo: CVE and Community Organizing in the Diaspora Space of Boston
Hanna Sheikh (Dartmouth College)

On Being Black, Muslim, and a Refugee: Stories of Somalis in Chicago
Ifrah Magan (New York University)

Policing Somali Refugees
Mohamed Abumaye (California State University San Marcos)

Histories and Legacies

“Bringing ʿIlm to the Common People: The Didactic Religious Poetry of the Ulama of Brava”
Lidwien Kapteijns (Wellesley College)

New and Old Mogadishians? Memory and Space in a Contested City
Surer Qassim Mohamed (University of Cambridge)

Dealing with the Past: Transitional Justice Approaches in the Context of Somali Region
Fowsia Abdulkadir (Independent Scholar)

Rethinking the Post-Conflict Landscape

Studying The Somali Tahriib Movement: Indigenous and Decolonizing Methodological Research
Jaafar Dirie (University of Toronto)

Localization - Reframing the Debate through Lessons from Hollywood
Nasra A. Ismail (Independent Scholar)

Reconstructing the Education System and Post-Conflict Recovery in Somalia
Faiza Hassan (Independent Scholar)


Cosponsored by:

-Weatherhead Cneter for Internationa Affairs
-Harvard University Center for African Studies
-Hutchins Center for African & African American Research

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