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TALK | "A Flying Carpet of Doom!": The Trial of Zeinab Ameen and the Global Routes of Race
TALK | "A Flying Carpet of Doom!": The Trial of Zeinab Ameen and the Global Routes of Race
WhenTuesday, Jan 21, 2020, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Campus locationThomson Hall (THO)
Campus room317
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsMiddle East Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. Contact: mecuw@uw.edu
Description

Presenter: Randa Tawil, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of American Studies, Yale University

This talk follows the long and circuitous journey of Zeinab Ameen, a young woman from Ottoman Syria, as she confronted the Ottoman, French, British, and U.S. empires and Mexican state on her way to meet her husband in Michigan City, Indiana at the turn of the 20th century. Thirty years after she arrived in the United States, she was tried for murder of her husband in a case that rose to national news. Through a migrant-centered analysis, Ameen’s trial and portrayal in the media is reread to show how she traveled, and the decisions she was forced to make along the way, affected how the public understood her thirty years after she arrived in the United States.

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