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Quarantine in China…

Spring in China

Spring has finally sprung here in China! Anubis and I have been able to go outside on the grounds of our complex for some fresh air and sunshine under the palm and banana trees. We are still in quarantine (2 months so far!) with no end yet in sight, but we are enjoying our retreat. Our hearts go out to all who are suffering and living in fear of the global spread of the virus–we have gone two days in China with no domestic cases, so hope is on the way!

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Stay well!

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Harvard Law School: My New Islamic Law Article…

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Harvard Law School’s SHARIASource

I am happy to share my new article on Islamic law published by Harvard Law School’s SHARIASource: Assembling Clones: Adjudicating Future Bodies in Shīʿī Jurisprudence.

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New Piece: Coronavirus Quarantine Life in China

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Coronavirus reality in China

I am happy to share with you my new Counterpunch article, Between the Quarantine and Quakes: Coronavirus Life in China, which discusses my current reality of living through the coronavirus outbreak from the frontlines!

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Rimbaud in Yemen & Ethiopia…

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Rimbaud abroad

I am happy to share that my latest article has been published in the Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies 13.4 (2019): “Geographies of Disability in the Letters of Rimbaud: Mapping Colonialism and Disablement in Yemen and Ethiopia.” I have been too busy to blog lately as I have been giving lectures/papers/keynotes in China, India, Algeria, and Belgium–but if I ever finally catch up to myself, expect many photos to come from around the world!

Abdunasir A. Garad, curator of the Arthur Rimbaud Cultural Centre in Harar

With Abdunasir A. Garad, curator of the Arthur Rimbaud Cultural Centre in Harar, Ethiopia

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Harvard & the Taj Mahal…

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Whirling around India

I had the honor of being Harvard’s guest speaker in India this fall. What a joy to lecture on the Taj Mahal–and then explore the Taj Mahal together in person!

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Right this way

Fortunately we entered the Taj Mahal complex at an early hour to avoid the crowds–so we could whirl around this architectural treasure without any hindrance. It was so lovely to be back at the Taj Mahal and see it again with fresh eyes. I have been very busy traveling (China, India, Algeria, and beyond), but when I get some time, I will post more photos from our grand adventure through “Mystic India.”

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Welcome to India

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Mongolia: Field Research Fellow…

Here’s an interview I was invited to do to explain my summer field-research on the steppe in very remote regions of Mongolia (with a fantastic crew of Mongolian colleagues). It was a total honor and joy to be a Field Research Fellow for the American Center of Mongolian Studies in Ulaanbaatar–looking forward to sharing my published research soon (and returning to Mongolia, my summer home)!

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