Adi Saleem Bharat is a scholar of modern and contemporary France. His research and teaching broadly focus on the intersection of race and religion, particularly in relation to Jews and Muslims. His work is interdisciplinary, intersecting with cultural studies, media studies, literary studies, and critical discourse analysis. He is currently working on a manuscript tentatively titled Beyond Jewish-Muslim Relations, which examines and challenges the construction of a polarized, oppositional category of “Jewish-Muslim relations” in media and political discourse in contemporary French society. His recent work has appeared in French Cultural Studies, Modern & Contemporary France, and the Journal of Language and Sexuality.
Dr. Bharat is currently an LSA Collegiate Fellow in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan where he will be an Assistant Professor of French starting in Fall 2022. He is also affiliated with the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, the Global Islamic Studies Center, the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. As an interdisciplinary scholar of Jewish studies and Muslim/Islamic studies, he is a co-founder and coordinator of the Jewish-Muslim Research Network (JMRN), an international research network of over two hundred scholars of Jewish and Muslim studies. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.
As a scholar committed to public engagement, Dr. Bharat has given talks and led workshops at a number of universities and organizations including MIT, the University of Cambridge, and the Camargo Foundation. To invite Dr. Bharat to give a lecture or lead a workshop at your institution or organization, please contact him here.