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The Rohingyas in Bangladesh and Myanmar: A Case of ‘Subhuman’ Life
October 11, 2019, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Book Talk with Nasir Uddin
Abstract: Citizenship is a legal status conferred by the state that makes non-citizens a new ‘other,’ a vulnerable category viewed as less than human that Uddin refers to as being treated as “sub-human.” This talk will focus on the state of Rohingyas in Bangladesh and Myanmar, illuminating an intricate relation of statelessness, human rights and the paradox of the “sub-human.”
Speaker Bio: Nasir Uddin is a cultural anthropologist based in Bangladesh and Professor of Anthropology at Chittagong University. His forthcoming book, “The Rohingya: A Case of Subhuman” is due to published by Oxford University Press later this year. He is the co-editor of Deterritorialised Identity and Transborder Movement in South Asia (Springer, 2019).