Monday, November 22, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
About the Speaker
Sumayya Kassamali is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto.
Her research examines the intersections of migration, neoliberalism, and racialization in the Middle East, and the transformation of social relations that accompanied the arrival of African and Asian migrant domestic workers to postwar Lebanon. Her current project, entitled “Black Beirut,” focuses on the urban afterlife of precarious labor migration as it has created new forms of language, intimacy, and belonging in the city of Beirut.