Multi-centric Historicities of Law in Colonial Algeria (1870-1930)

Mon, Feb 17, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Free and open to the public
The Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies
The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia (TRI)

Sarah Ghabrial is Assistant Professor of History at Concordia University (Tiohtià:ke/Montréal), where she teaches primarily in the Law & Society program. For the Winter/Spring 2020 term, she is a Visiting Fellow at Princeton's Davis Center for Historical Studies. Her in-progress book manuscript explores the social history of legal “modernization” in colonial Algeria, revealing how the Algerian legal field was constituted through local subjects’ strategic engagements with vernacular, imported, and trans-imperial legal regimes and repertoires.

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