Monday Night Movie of the Week:
“The American Taliban”

“The Taliban Next Door:  At 16, John Walker was a quiet California kid. At 20, he was a Taliban warrior. How did he get from Marin County to Mazar-i-Sharif?” As I read the title of this CNN article on December 10th, I actually expected to…

Nomadic Sexualities and Nationalities:
Postcolonial Performative Words and Visual Texts

[Presented at this conference and later published within the collection of the same name: “Inscriptions in the Sand”, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta,  Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, 2003] In Nomadism and Its Frontiers (2001), El Mokhtar Ghambou makes paradoxical the literary, ethnographic and conceptual understandings…