Colloquium: Dancing on the Borders — Religious Movements in Transition

February 27, 2012

Guest Speaker: Samson Bezabeh (University of Oslo)

Title of Lecture: “Mythical Roots, Fantasmic Realities and Transitional Migrants in the Digital Age: Yemenis Across the Gulf of Aden”

Dancer:  Khalil Alashar

Ethiopian Lunch will be served.

Samson Bezabeh will discuss the encounter between the Ethiopian Christians of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia with immigrant Yemeni Muslims. A dance and Ethiopian lunch catered by Messob Restaurant will follow the lecture. From 2:00-5:00 pm, faculty and students will present their research related to the colloquium’s theme.

Sponsors: The Department of Religious Studies, the Department of Africana Studies, the College of Liberal Arts Office of the Dean, the International Studies Program, and the Religious Studies Student Association