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Graduate Workshop with Mohamed Amjahid

October 31, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


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All Hopkins graduate students interested in a conversation with Mohamed about racism, immigration, LGBTQ communities in Europe, North Africa, and the US are welcome to join.

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP by October 27th, 2023.

Please contact the organizer, Dr. Victoria Harms, [email protected], if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns.

The workshop is co-hosted by the program Race, Immigration and Citizenship, and the European graduate seminar in the Department of History.

As a freelance investigative journalist, Mohamed Amjahid regularly covers topics such as racism and police violence in Germany, the upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa as well as far-right and “anti-woke” politics in the US and their global impact. 

This year, he wrote a critical piece on the history of Quran burnings in Europe for the weekly Der Spiegel and articles on patriarchal, heteronormative, anti-LGBTQ+ policies in the US and Germany (e.g. “‘Don`t Say Gay’ und Ron DeSantis – Wie ein Gesetz Queers in Florida bedroht” (WDR); Rechte Mütter machen mobilgegen Queers und Transgender” (Der Freitag)). Samples of his work will be made available.

Mo is the author of Among Whites. What It Means to Be Privileged (Hanser Berlin, 2017) and Whitewash: A Guide to Antiracist Thinking (Piper, 2021), which received much popular and critical acclaim. Last year, he published a compelling travelogue, Let’s Talk about Sex, Habibi. Love and Desire from Casablanca to Cairo(Piper), which offers a nuanced portray of the region and challenges Western stereotypes and prejudices against Muslims. 

This workshop is part of the event series “Questions of Belonging. Agency, Erasure, and Visibility in Germany and the US,” which is generously funded by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Department of History as well as the programs Race, Immigration, and Citizenship, Jewish Studies, and Women, Gender, Sexuality at Johns Hopkins University.