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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).

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Date:
October 11, 2019
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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South Asia | NYU

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King Juan Carlos (607)
53 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 United States
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