Friday, November 13, 2015
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Watson Institute, Kim Koo Library
111 Thayer Street
Friday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Asad Ali Ahmed, Harvard University — Kim Koo Library
Of Panopticons, Pannomions and the Corpo–Real: Bentham and the Universalization of ‘Blasphemy’
Asad Ali Ahmed's research and teaching interests include Secularism and Religion; Liberalism, Language and the Law; Colonial and Post-Colonial Studies; Ethnography of the State; and South Asia. He received his PhD in in Socio-Cultural Anthropology at the University of Chicago. His most recent publication, titled “The Paradoxes of Ahmadiyya Identity: The Legal Appropriation of Muslimness and the Construction of Ahmadiyya Difference,” appeared in Beyond Crisis: Reevaluating Pakistan in 2010.