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Amir Idris

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Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6 pm, The Worcester Club 

 

Rethinking South Sudan's Civil War: History, Identity, and Citizenship 

 

Amir Idris, Fordham University 

 

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Dr. Amir Idris is a Professor of African History and Politics, and the Chair of the Department of African and African American Studies at Fordham University in New York City. His teaching and research interests focus on the history and politics of colonialism, on slavery and race, and on post-colonial citizenship in Northeast and Central Africa. His publications include Sudan's Civil War: Slavery, Race and Formational Identities (2001), Conflict and Politics of Identity in Sudan (2005), Identity, Citizenship, and Violence in Two Sudans (2013), and South Sudan: Post-Independence Dilemmas (forthcoming 2018). In addition to publishing books and numerous book chapters and articles, his works have also appeared in Newsweek.

 

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