April 22, 2012
Abdelmajid Hannoum, Associate Professor, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Harraga, "those who burn" in Arabic, refers to North Africans who attempt to illegally migrate to Europe via the Straits of Gibraltar. Hannoum's talk is based on a 2009 ethnography he conducted with young Harragas.
Hannoum is Associate Professor of Anthropology and African and African-American Studies at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. He is the author of Violent Modernity: France in Algeria (2010) and Colonial Histories, Postcolonial Memories (2001). He is currently working on immigration and globalization in Tangiers.