Talal Asad: Anthropologist of Empire

Sep 18, 2023, 12:00 pm1:20 pm
202 Jones Hall
Free and open to the public



Event Description
Fadi A. Bardawil

Fadi A. Bardawil is Visiting Research Scholar in the Department of Near Eastern Studies and Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Princeton University. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, his work also engages questions arising from critical theory, global intellectual history, and postcolonial theory. A scholar of contemporary Arab intellectual traditions, his work explores the different relationships cultural production (thinking), political practice (acting) and generational dwelling (living) entertain in different sites (Global North/South). He is the author of Revolution and Disenchantment: Arab Marxism and the Binds of Emancipation (2020). He is currently working on a second book project which revisits, in the wake of the Arab revolutions, the conceptual contributions of diasporic thinkers (Edward Said, Talal Asad, Leila Ahmed) on questions of orientalism, imperialism, universalism and secularism.


  • Near Eastern Studies Program
  • Department of Near Eastern Studies