Presentations

PRESENTATIONS OF OUR RESEARCHERS (alphabetical last name):

NB; for more presentations also check our previous activities page

Alloul, Jaafar. ‘Mobilizing Global Skills in Dubai: European Expats Transferring Skills, Converting Capital & Remaking Race through Cross-Border Labor Migration’, presentation at conference: ‘The Question of Skills in Cross-Border Labor Mobility’ (Panel: ‘Acquiring Skills 1: Navigating Boundaries and Inequalities’), Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, 20 September 2018.

Alloul, Jaafar. ‘There is no friction here’: Racial Stuckedness in Europe & Status Migration to Dubai’, presentation at the annual conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA): ‘Staying, Moving, Settling’ (Panel: ‘The (im)mobility of race: European perspectives’, Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity Network), Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, 16 August 2018.

Alloul, Jaafar. ‘Leaving Europe’ as a Strategy for Social Mobility: Mapping the ‘Status Migration’ of Second-Generation Maghrebi Minorities from Western Europe to Dubai’, presentation at conference of the German Sociological Association (DGS): ‘Once on the Move, Always on the Move? Mobility after Migration’, Zentrum/Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin, Germany, 21 May-1 June 2018.

Alloul, Jaafar. ‘Dubai as Heterotopia: Liminal Notes on the ‘Status Migration’ of European Maghrebi-Muslim Minority Publics to a ‘Cosmopolitan’ City’, presentation at Annual MESA/Middle East Studies Association conference (Panel: ‘Workers Across Borders: Labor, Migration, and Class’), Washington D.C., USA, 19 November 2017.

Alloul, Jaafar. ‘Between ‘Hijra’ and ‘Expat’: Migratory Perceptions of the UAE among ‘Second Generation’ Maghrebi-Muslims in Europe’, presentation at the Annual GRM/Gulf Research Meeting (Panel: ‘The Arab Gulf in the West: Perceptions and Realities; Opportunities and Perils’), University of Cambridge, UK, 2 August, 2017.

Alloul, Jaafar. ‘Muslimness as Race in Europe: Grasping the Contours of Racial Transformation Through a Case Study on Emigration Motives of Second Generation Maghrebi-Muslims’, presentation at the ISSR/International Society for the Sociology of Religion Conference (Annual theme: ‘Religion, Cooperation and Conflict in Diverse Societies’; Panel: ‘Muslims and Race in Europe’), University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 6 July, 2017.

Alloul, Jaafar, ‘Redefining Home: Transnational Practices of European Muslims in the United Arab Emirates and Montréal’, presentation at Zayed University, Dubai Campus, February 17, 2016.

Bavelaar, Rahma, ‘Framing Mixed Marriages in Egypt’, presentation at the ACMES Research Convention, ‘Marriage controversies: Public Debates and Lived Experiences’m Amsterdam, 28 January 2015.

 

De Koning, Martijn ‘The Complexities of “Talking back”’, Muslims ‘talk back’ to the racialization of danger, De Montfort University Law School, Leicester. 18 October 2017.

 

Fioole, Annerienke, ‘Dating resourcefully: How do class practices figure into people’s engagement with sexual intimacies outside of marriage in Morocco?’, presentation at the International VIDI workshop ‘Sexuality and the making of the middle class’, Amsterdam, 28-29 August 2018.

Fioole, Annerienke, ‘Befitting doubt: Moroccan couples’ establishment of covert intimacies within their core social networks’, presentation at WOCMES, ‘Carving out spaces for intimacy: Ethnographies of relationships in North Africa’, Sevilla, 19 July 2018.

Fioole, Annerienke, ‘Dealing With Inappropriate Intimacies: Resources for handling publicity, discretion and secrecy as a Moroccan couple,’ presentation at the International Workshop ‘The Means of Love in the Arab World: Pragmatics Beyond Norms and Transgressions’, Centre Jacques-Berque, Rabat, Morocco, 11-12 December 2015.

Fioole, Annerienke, ‘From Parenting to Marriage: Dealing with transgressions in Morocco?’, presentation at the ACMES Research Convention, ‘Marriage controversies: Public Debates and Lived Experiences’, Amsterdam, 28 January 2015.

 

Kisch, Shifra. ‘Where is religion in marriage conversion? Juridical policy of sharia court in Israel
and the case of Rumanian brides & Palestinian Bedouin grooms,’ Presentation at ‘Religious Marriages in the Mediterranean’ conference, Mediterranean Institute, University of Malta, 20-21 March 2018.

Kisch, Shifra, Bavelaar, Rahma, Moors, Annelies, ‘Visuality and the politics of publicly staging ‘mixed couples’, Paper presented at ‘Islamic Visualities and In/Visibilities: Reimagining Public Citizenship,’ LUCIS annual conference, Leiden University, Dec. 2017.

Kisch, Shifra, ‘Mobility on the Margins: Palestinian students in Eastern-Europe,’ closed-door conference ‘Critical Transnational Perspectives: Flows and Networks in and beyond the Middle East and North Africa,’ Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. Qatar, Dec. 2017.

Kisch, Shifra, ‘Changing markers of mixed marriages,’ Paper presented at international conference ‘Power, Intimacy and the State: Mixed Families in Europe and Beyond,’ University of Amsterdam, 12 – 13 June 2017.

Kisch, Shifra, ‘New marriage preferences among deaf Bedouin women’, Gender studies department seminar, Ben-Gurion University, Beersheva. 10 March 2015.

Kisch, Shifra, ‘Marriage and language: Signing communities among the Naqab Bedouin’ Department seminar, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv. 23 March 2015.

Kisch, Shifra, ‘When subalterns become professionals’ , Closed door workshop on Comparative Settler-Colonialism , Columbia University NY. 10 April 2015

Kisch, Shifra, ‘Conversion as a Gift: Bedouin Grooms and Rumenian Brides,presentation at the International Conference Interfaith Love: Love, Sex and Marriage in the Islamicate World, Leiden University, June 22, 2016.

Kolman, Iris, ‘Happily Unmarried in Tunis: cohabitation through the lens of space,’ presentation at WOCMES in Sevilla, Spain, on 19 July 2018.

 

McBrien, Julie, 2017, ‘Difficult Research’ lecture given at the Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, 12 October 2017.

McBrien, Julie, 2017, ‘The Tricky Matter of Defining Religion’ invited lecture given at the Central Asia Program, Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 27 April 2017.

McBrien, Julie, 2017, ‘On Choice in Bride Abduction’ Invited lecture given at the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland. Departmental Lecture Series, 21 March 2017.

McBrien, Julie, ‘Materializing Politics through Marriage’. Presentation for a joint seminar of the Department of Anthropology and the Gender Studies Department. European University Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia, May 11th, 2016.

McBrien, Julie, ‘Making Sense of Troubled Lives’. Presentation for the Program Group Globalizing Culture, University of Amsterdam, March 17, 2016.

McBrien, Julie, ‘(Im)proper Marriage in Kyrgyzstan’, presentation at the Senior Research Symposium ‘Mixing and Matching: Trends in Muslim Marriages,University of Malta, February 26th, 2016.

McBrien, Julie, ‘Conflicting matters of concern – bride abduction and human rights in Kyrgyzstan’, paper presented at the Conference ‘Development and Modernization in the (post)Soviet Periphery,’ University of Amsterdam and the Central Asia Program of the George Washington University, Leiden, September 25-26, 2015.

McBrien, Julie, ‘Problematic Marriages in Kyrgyzstan, presentation at the American University of Central Asia Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, September 10, 2015.

McBrien, Julie, ‘Religious Landscapes and Muslim Marriages in Kyrgyzstan,’ presentation at the Eurasian National University Astana, Kazakhstan, August 2013.

McBrien, Julie, ‘Dreams and Disillusions of young Kyrgyz Women’, paper presented at Social Science Research Colloquium, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan, August 2013.

 

Moors, Annelies, ‘Problematizing “Muslim Marriages”:Ambiguities and Contestations’, presentation at conference on The Entanglements of Race, Religion and Secularity, University of Amsterdam, 22-23 October 2018

Moors, Annelies, ‘The afterlife of “Chatting about marriage with migrants to Syria”’, presentation at conference on Jihadi (audio) visualities. Meanings, Aesthetics, Appropriations Conference, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. 4 – 5 October 2018.  Link to program.

Moors, Annelies and Vanessa Vroon-Najem, ‘Doing Hijra/Coming Back: Transnational (Im)mobility Among Women Converts to Islam in the Netherlands’, presentation at Conference on ‘Leaving Europe: Alternative Routes of Out/Upward Mobility. Conference’, Leuven, 13 – 14 September 2018. Link to event.

Moors, Annelies and Vanessa Vroon-Najem, presentation of “Converts, Marriage, and the Dutch Nation-state: Contestations about Muslim Women’s Well-being”, at the final seminar of Transnational Muslim Marriages: Wellbeing, Law, and Gender,  at the University of Helsinki, September 7, 2018.

Moors, Annelies, Visualizing sexuality, preaching tolerance, promoting integration: the cultural politics of displaying ‘mixed couples.presentation, presentation at 15th EASA Biennial Conference, Stockholm, 14-17 August 2018.  Link to program.

Moors, Annelies, meeting steering committee INSTRUM, 10-11 juli

Moors, Annelies, ‘The Trouble with Transparency’, presentation at yearly meeting of Antropologen BeroepsVereniging, Leiden, Museum voor Volkenkunde, 18 May

Moors, Annelies, comments on unregistered Muslim marriages, conference of Musaway, 12-13 mei, London.

Moors, Annelies, ‘Debating and concluding ‘Muslim migration marriages’: problematizations , ambiguities, and contestations’, keynote at conference on ‘Europe’s New Migrants: Marriage Practices and Policies, University of Birmingham, 16-17 April 2018.

Moors, Annelies Concluding comments, workshop ‘Marriage, Displacement, and Rights: Vulnerabilities and Aspirations among Syrians in Jordan,’ Amsterdam, 16 March 2018.Moors, Annelies, ‘Problems with the regularization of religious marriages’ key-note  at the conference ‘Religious Marriages in the Mediterranean’, University of Malta, 20-21 March 2018.

Moors, Annelies, Presentation on ‘Muslim Marriages’ and on ‘Muslim Fashion and Anti-Fashion’ Luce Seminar, 1-3 febr UC Davis

Moors, Annelies, The trouble with transparency. A presentation with interventions. Organised by Annelies Moors (UvA) with Peter Geschiere (UvA) and Amade M’charek (UvA). Location: University of Amsterdam, Department of Anthropology. Date: January 24th 2018. Link to event.

Moors, Annelies, ‘The trouble with (celebrating) transparancy: what harm does it do?’ Presentation at the international symposium on Debating Ethics and Integrity: Anthropological Dilemma’s’, University of Amsterdam, 24 January 2018.

Kisch, Shifra, Bavelaar, Rahma, Moors, Annelies, ‘Visuality and the politics of publicly staging ‘mixed couples’, Paper presented at ‘Islamic Visualities and In/Visibilities: Reimagining Public Citizenship,’ LUCIS annual conference, Leiden University, 14 December 2017.

Moors, Annelies, ‘The unequal distribution of vulnerability’, presentation at the round table on ‘From the refugee crisis to the Muslim ban. Vulnerability and anthropology in precarious and neo-liberal times’, AAA, Washington DC, 1 December 2017

Moors, Annelies, ‘Recognition versus redistribution’, presentation at the international conference ‘Getting respect in the Netherlands: Between identity and redistribution’, AISSR, UvA, 14 november 2017.

Moors, Annelies, ‘Jihadisme vs uitreizigers naar Syrie’, presentatie Kwakiutl, University of Amsterdam, 11 October 2017

Moors, Annelies, ‘The shifting grounds of “diversity politics”: a note on bias, transparency, positionality and surveillance’, thinkpiece presented at Seminar What Is The Matter With Diversity, University of Amsterdam, 9-10 May 2017.

Moors, Annelies, Comments presented on ‘Connoisseurial arbitrage: Classifying and valuing milled Ottoman coins in the twenty-first century trade for old gold’ (Samuel Williams),at Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, 3 May 2017

Moors, Annelies, Koning, Martijn de, Vroon-Najem, Vanessa, ‘Concluding a Muslim Marriage in the Netherlands. Controversy, Criminalisation and Contestations’, Presentation at the conference ‘Unregistered Muslim Marriages’, De Montfort University, Leicester, 24-25 April 2017.

Moors, Annelies, ‘Unregistered Muslim Marriages: Regulations and Contestations’, keynote at the conference ‘Unregistered Muslim Marriages’, De Montfort University, Leicester, 24 April 2017

Moors, Annelies, ‘Marriage payments’ revisited, presentation at Al-Najaah National University, Nablus, Palestine, 5 April 2017

Moors, Annelies, discussion Room ACMES, presentation on ‘Moslims en Islamstudies onder vuur’, 9 February 2017.

Moors, Annelies and Vanessa Vroon-Najem, ‘Converts, marriage, and the Dutch nation-state: Contestations about gendered well-being’, paper presented at the workshop ‘Wellbeing of Transnational Muslim Families: Marriage, Law and Gender’ organized by the Academic of Finland and CIMEL, SOAS, London, 29 November 2016.

Moors, Annelies, ‘Interfaith Relations, Love, and Marriage: A note on Concepts’, keynote presentation at the International Conference Interfaith Love: Love, Sex and Marriage in the Islamicate World, Leiden University, June 22, 2016

Moors, Annelies, ‘Problematizing “Islamic Marriages” in the Netherlands’, presentation at the Senior Research Symposium ‘Mixing and Matching: Trends in Muslim Marriages, February 26, 2016, University of Malta

Moors, Annelies, ‘”Islamic marriages”and secular rule: religion, sexuality and the public/private divide.’ ISA International Guest LectureInstitute for Social Anthropology (ISA) and Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, February 26, 2015.

Moors, Annelies, ‘Islamic Marriages in the Netherlands: Beyond the Radicalisation Frame’, presentation at the ACMES Research Convention, ‘Marriage controversies: Public Debates and Lived Experiences’, Amsterdam, 28 January 2015.

Moors, Annelies, ‘Concluding Transnational Muslim Marriages: Concepts, Debates and Practices,’ presentation at the workshop on Transnational Muslim Marriages and Family Lives: Norms, Laws, and Wellbeing, held in London, City University, November 9-10, 2014.

 

Nisa, Eva, ‘The Shari’a Compliancy Craze: Changes in Matchmaking Trends among Malaysian Muslims’, presentation at University of Otago, Dunedin, August 19, 2016.

Nisa, Eva F., ‘The Bureaucratisation of Muslim Marriage in Indonesia’, presentation at the EuroSEAS Conference, University of Vienna, Austria, August 10-14th, 2015.

Sadegh, Ibtisam, ‘The Mestizos of Ceuta: Marriage, Mixing and Blending of Ethnoreligious Boundaries’, European Association of Social Anthropologist (EASA), University of Stockholm, 14 – 17 August 2018

Sadegh, Ibtisam, ‘Interfaith Marriages in Ceuta’ presentation at the conference ‘Multiculturalism, Integration, and Conflict’, conference organized by UNED and Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Campus Universitario de Ceuta University of Malta, 20 – 21 September 2018.

Sadegh, Ibtisam, ‘Interfaith Marriages in Ceuta’ presentation at the conference ‘Multiculturalism, Integration, and Conflict’, conference organized by UNED and Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Campus Universitario de Ceuta University of Malta, 20 – 21 September 2018.

Sadegh, Ibtisam, ‘Problematizing Interfaith Marriages in Ceuta,’ presentation at the conference ‘Religious Marriages in the Mediterranean’, University of Malta, 20-21 March 2018.

Sadegh, Ibtisam, ‘Can Third Country Nationals Access their Universal Right to Marry in Malta?’ presentation at the workshop ‘Europe, Fundamental Rights and Private Law in Malta,’ at conference ‘European Dimensions of Individual Economic Status’, University of Malta, 3 July 2017

Sadegh, Ibtisam and Zammit, David, ‘Legitimizing Maltese Muslim Marriages’, presentation at the conference Unregistered Muslim Marriages: Regulations and Contestations, Leicester, 25 April 2017

Sadegh, Ibtisam, ‘Concluding Interfaith-Muslim Marriages in Ceuta’, presentation at the International Conference Interfaith Love: Love, Sex and Marriage in the Islamicate World, Leiden University, June 22, 2016

Sadegh, Ibtisam, ‘Concluding Interfaith-Muslim Marriages in Ceuta’, presentation at the Senior Research Symposium ‘Mixing and Matching: Trends in Muslim Marriages, University of Malta, February 26th, 2016

Sadegh, Ibtisam, ‘Marriage Law, Marriage Stories: Muslims in Malta’, presentation at the ACMES Research Convention, ‘Marriage controversies: Public Debates and Lived Experiences’, Amsterdam, 28 January 2015

 

Unal, Arzu, ‘Disengaging Marriage from Motherhood: an ethnographic perspective on midlife single women and single mothers in Turkey,’seminar at Sabancı University, Cultural Studies, 15 May 2018.

Unal, Arzu, ‘Narratives of Adoptive Single Mothers in Turkey,’ seminar at Boğaziçi University, Sociology department, 17 November 2017.

 

Vroon-Najem, Vanessa , Moors, Annelies , screening documentary ‘Marrying Before Allah – Personal Stories of Converts’, at the final seminar of the multidisciplinary research project “Transnational Muslim Marriages: Wellbeing, Law, and Gender”, September 7, 2018, at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Vroon-Najem, Vanessa, Moors, Annelies, presentation paper “Doing Hijra/Coming Back: Transnational Mobility Among Converts to Islam in the Netherlands at the conference” and screening of a video portrait from the exhibition ‘Marrying Before Allah – Personal Stories of Converts’ at the conference “Leaving Europe, Alternative Routes of Out/Upward Mobility”, Leuven, Belgium, September 13-14, 2018.

Vroon-Najem, Wilgenburg, Wendy van , Moors, Annelies , ‘Public Displays of Intimate Choices: Filming Conversations about Finding a Partner and Getting Married, with Converts to Islam in the Netherlands’ & screening two video-portraits from the exhibition ‘Marrying Before Allah – Personal Stories of Converts, Presentation at conference ‘Islamic Visualities and (In)Visualities: Reimagining Public Citizenship?’, Leiden University, 13 December 2017.

Vroon-Najem, Vanessa, Presentation ‘”Hoofddoeken en Mannenjurken”’ + preview video fragments from exhibition/documentary ‘Marrying Before Allah – Personal Stories of Converts’, Presentation at symposium ‘New Fashion Narratives’, Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam, 01 September 2017.

Vroon-Najem, Vanessa, ‘Conversion to Islam: Marriage and mobility’, Presentation at the LOVA Conference ‘Ethnographies of Gender & Mobility’ + screening video portrait from visual project ‘Marrying Before Allah – Personal Stories of Converts’, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 7 July 2017.

Vroon-Najem, Vanessa, ‘Pious Sociality and Ethical Communality in the Context of Conversion to Islam‘. Presentation at conference Investigating conversions to Islam: Which approaches in social sciences?’ Sciences Po, Paris, 15-16 February 2016.

Vroon-Najem, Vanessa, ‘Conversion to Islam: What does marriage have to do with it?’ Presentation at the ACMES Research Convention, ‘Marriage controversies: Public Debates and Lived Experiences’, Amsterdam, 28 January 2015.

 

Zbeidy, Dina. ‘Human rights organizations and refugee communities in Jordan,’ guest lecture at Amsterdam University College, Amsterdam, 6 November 2018.

Zbeidy, Dina. ‘Remaking home: Marriage and family among Syrians in Jordan,’ presentation at WOCMES, Seville, 19 July 2018

Zbeidy, Dina. ‘Displacement and Marriage: Experiences and Perspectives of Syrians and Palestinians in Jordan,’ presentation at WOCMES, Seville, 18 July 2018.

Zbeidy, Dina. ‘Marriage, Displacement, and Rights: Vulnerabilities and Aspirations among Syrians in Jordan,’ presentation at Navigating Displacement and Humanitarian Responses Symposium, Amsterdam, 16 March 2018

Zbeidy, Dina. ‘Marriage Practices and Discourses among Palestinians in Jordan: Legalities, Space, and Senses of Belonging,’ presentation at the AAA Conference, Washington DC, 1 December 2017.

Zbeidy, Dina. ‘Making a New Home: Marriage as Aspiration among Syrian Refugees in Jordan,’ PACSA Conference, The Making of Peace, Conflict and Security: Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion, 28 August 2017.

Zbeidy, Dina. ‘Marriages among Syrians Refugees in Jordan: between Discourses of Oppression and Aspiration’, presentation at the John Hopkins Graduate Conference Enacting Aspiration, Baltimore, 30 April 2017 (online presentation).

Zbeidy, Dina. ‘Problematizing Marriage Registration in Jordan: Identities, Legalities, and Customs’, presentation at conference Unregistered Muslim Marriages: Regulations and Contestations, Leicester, 25 April 2017.

Zbeidy, Dina. ‘Love, Age, Magic and Mothers: Civil Society and Refugees in Jordan Talk about Marriage’, presentation at the second Mada al-Carmel conference for PhD students, Nazareth, 15 April 2016.

Zbeidy, Dina. ‘Marriage Controversies in Beirut: A Preliminary Note on Categorization’, presentation at the ACMES Research Convention, ‘Marriage controversies: Public Debates and Lived Experiences’, Amsterdam, 28 January 2015.