In the Shade of the Sunna, Migration After the Arab Uprisings, & Female Electability (S. 12, Ep. 8)

Aaron Rock-Singer of the University of Wisconsin-Madison joins Marc Lynch on this week’s podcast to discuss his new book, In the Shade of the Sunna: Salafi Piety in the Twentieth-Century Middle East. The book analyzes how Salafism is a creation of the twentieth century and how its signature practices emerged primarily out of Salafis’ competition with other social movements. (Starts at 0:55). Rana Khoury of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Lama Mourad of Carleton University, and Rawan Arar of the University of Washington discuss their chapter in The Political Science of the Middle East: Theory and Research Since the Arab Uprisings, which focuses on how the region has governed and been affected by migration after the Arab Uprisings in 2011 (co-authored with Laurie Brand, Noora Lori, and Wendy Pearlman). (Starts at 28:29). Lindsay Benstead of Portland State University and Kristen Kao of the University of Gothenburg discuss female electability in the Arab world and the benefits of intersectionality. (Starts at 45:46).



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