April 6, 2016 – Sherene Seikaly: “Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine”
Sherene Seikaly’s current work explores the construction and regulation of the poor in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Egypt in terms of governance and of popular politics. Through a political economy of the history of food, this project rethinks our understanding of the “masses” and the specter of the “bread riot.” This talk is generously co-sponsored by the Center for Emerging Worlds.
Seikaly is Assistant Professor of History at UC Santa Barbara.
Professor Seikaly will also read from her book, “Men of Capital” Wednesday evening as part of the Center for Emerging Worlds and Center for Cultural Studies’ “Book Talk” series. Click here for more information.
April 6, 2016 | 12:00 PM
Free and open to the public
Humanities Building 1, Room 210
University of California, Santa Cruz