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Michigan anthropologist speaks about Arab Detroit

Feb. 10, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Andrew Shryock, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan, will speak on "Arab Detroit and the Contradictions of Empire" at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, in 3301 Friedmann Hall at Western Michigan University.

The lecture is presented by the WMU Program in Global and International Studies and is free and open to the public.

Shryock is an expert in Middle Eastern culture, and on Arab communities in the United States. His publications include "Arab Detroit: From Margin to Mainstream," "New Images of Arab Detriot: Seeing Otherness and Identity through the Lens of 9/11" and "Nationalism and the Genealogical Imagination: Oral History and Textural Authority in Tribal Jordan. He also has been active in public cultural work, including collaboration on the documentary film "Tales from Arab Detroit."

For more information on the Shyyock lecture, contact Dr. Jon Holtzman, assistant professor of anthropology, at (269) 387-3959.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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