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Tahrir's Youth: Leaders of a Leaderless Revolution

Date & Time

Wednesday, March 06, 2024, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Category

Lectures & Presentations

Location

Dana Room

185 University Ave Dana Library, Newark, NJ, 07102

Contact

Zahra Ali

Book Talk with Zahra Ali

TAHRIR’S YOUTH: LEADERS OF A LEADERLESS REVOLUTION

In this lecture, Rusha Latif will discuss her new book, Tahrir’s Youth: Leaders of a Leaderless Revolution, an activist ethnography that focuses on the themes of leadership and organization in the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Following the trajectory of the movement from the perspective of the Revolutionary Youth Coalition (RYC), the first and arguably most significant front born of the nationwide revolt, the lecture will challenge the notion that this was a purely spontaneous and leaderless uprising and highlight critical learnings from the protagonists behind this historic movement – lessons that would be missed if we accept this narrative without question.

Author

Researcher and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A first generation Egyptian American, she traveled to Cairo in 2011 to conduct ethnographic research on the uprising. Her interests include social movements and revolutions; the study of class, gender, and race/ethnicity; Islamic Studies; and Middle Eastern Studies.

Organizers

The event is organized by Critical Studies of Iraq, the department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the department of Political Science, the Global Urban Studies program and the Rutgers Center for Security, Race, and Rights, at Rutgers University-Newark.