Sudan and political Islam subject of talk by Jok, Feb. 18
Audience:Open to the Public
Jok Madut Jok, Associate Professor in the Department of History at Loyola Marymount University, will present a public talk at the Woodrow Wilson School titled, "Sudan and the Fallacy of Nationhood: How Political Islam Threatens National Unity," at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.
Jok was born and raised in Sudan and studied in Egypt and the United States. He is trained in the anthropology of health and holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Jok is a fellow of Rift Valley Institute and an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Loyola Marymount University in California. He has also worked in aid and development, first as a humanitarian aid worker and later as a consultant for a number of aid agencies.
His experiences have been marked by political instability, dictatorial governments, economic problems, conflict, and exile. After conducting research in Sudan and refugee camps in the neighboring countries, he wrote a book titled “Militarization, Gender and Reproductive Health in South Sudan,” to chronicle how violence is reproduced within communities and families during times of violent political conflict.
He is the author of three books and numerous articles covering reproductive health, humanitarian aid, ethnography of political violence, gender-based violence, war and slavery, and the politics of identity in Sudan. His latest book “Sudan: Race, Religion and Violence,” was published in 2007.
This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for the Study of Religion. It is part of the series, “The Crossroads of Religion and Politics” and is free and open to the public.