Activities

Conferences & Symposia Organised

First Annual Conference of the Jewish-Muslim Research Network: Beyond ‘Jewish-Muslim Relations’? Co-organised with Katharine Halls. May 2020. University of Manchester (UK).

Gender and Sexuality in/around Islam and Judaism. December 12, 2019. University of Manchester (UK).

Disaffiliation, Dis-identification, Disavowal: (Ex-)Muslims and Public Apostasy from Islam in Francophone Culture and Politics. Co-organised with Dr Joseph Ford. April 5-6, 2019. Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London (UK).

Panels Organised

“Gender and Sexuality in Discourses on Ethnic and/or Religious Minorities,” Lavender Languages & Linguistics 26. May 4, 2019. University of Gothenburg (Sweden).

“Gender and Sexuality in Discourses on Muslims in France and Quebec,” Lavender Languages & Linguistics 25. April 20, 2018. Rhode Island College (USA).

Other Events

Moderated conversation with Israeli writer Sayed Kashua on Fiction, Humor and Social Critique in the Israeli-Palestinian Context. March 11, 2016. The Graduate Center, City University of New York (USA).

Talks and Presentations

“No laughing matter? Taste and didacticism in politically-inclined stand-up comedy in contemporary France,” Taste in France, Taste of France. Research Day. May 16, 2019. University of Manchester (UK).

“Gender and racialization in newspaper discourse on ‘Jewish-Muslim relations’ in contemporary France (2000-2017),” Lavender Languages & Linguistics 26. Conference. May 4, 2019. University of Gothenburg (Sweden).

“Between ‘Race’ and Religion: Ex-Muslims and the Politics of Apostasy in Singapore,” Disaffiliation, Dis-identification, Disavowal: (Ex-)Muslims and Public Apostasy from Islam in Francophone Culture and Politics. Conference. April 6, 2019. Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London (UK).

“Shalom alikoum! Challenging the conflictual model of Jewish-Muslim relations in France through stand-up comedy,” Dynamic Maghribi Jewish-Muslim Interaction across the Performing Arts (1920-2020). Conference. December 6, 2018. University of Cambridge (UK).

“Queering Jewish-Muslim Relations: The Case of Two LGBTQ Muslim and Jewish Organisations in France,” British Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference 2018. Conference. July 10, 2018. Durham University (UK).

“Far-right French Femonationalism and Homonationalism: A Corpus-assisted Critical Discourse Analysis of Marine Le Pen Speeches from 2011-2017,” Lavender Languages & Linguistics 25. Conference. April 20, 2018. Rhode Island College (USA).

“Queer ex-Salafists: A Case Study from France,” Lavender Languages & Linguistics 24. 29 April, 2017. Conference. University of Nottingham (UK).

“The French Extreme Right’s Discursive Forays into Feminism and LGBT-advocacy,” International Gender and Language Association 9. Conference. May 19-21, 2016. City University of Hong Kong.

“Translating or Traducing Images: The Case of Charlie Hebdo,” Translation Theory Today. May 5, 2016. Conference. The Graduate Center, City University of New York (USA).

“The Front National’s “Islam”: The Discursive Construction of “Islamicized” Homophobia and Misogyny in France,” Lavender Languages & Linguistics 23. Conference. February 13, 2016. American University (USA).

“Disrupting The Racial Politics of Radicalization and Terror(ism) through Huysmans’ A rebours,” Reading Terror: Representations and Resistance. Conference. November 30, 2015. The Graduate Center, City University of New York (USA).

Le coran et la chair and L’armée du salut: Transgression towards a diversification of mainstream Islam through literature,” Lavender Languages & Linguistics 22. Conference. February 13, 2015. American University (USA).