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Giedre Šabasevičiute, Ph.D.


AREAS OF INTEREST

  • Sociology of Intellectuals
  • Modern history of the Middle East
  • Arab literature
  • Forms of sociability
  • Social class

 

 

EDUCATION

  • 2015 Ph.D. in Sociology, EHESS (Paris)  – Thesis: “Du littéraire au religieux en passant par le politique. Une trajectoire d’engagement intellectuel en contexte révolutionnaire. Le cas de Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966)”
  • 2008 MA Sociology (EHESS, Paris)
  • 2007 BA Arabic Language and Literature (Sorbonne IV, Paris)

 

ACADEMIC CAREER

  • 2017 November-December  – visiting fellow in the Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies.
  • Since 2015 – research fellow, Oriental Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
  • 2015 – lecturer in sociology of the Middle East in Vilnius University and Vytautas Magnus University
  • 2011-2013 – PhD fellow, CEDEJ (Cairo)

 

ACADEMIC EVENTS ORGANIZED (selected)

  • October 2019 - Beyond Text. Anthropological Approaches to Literature. Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague (with Samuli Schielke).
  • May 2018 - A Talk and a Roundtable around Yoav Di-Capua’s book “No Exit. Existentialism, Sartre and Decolonization in the Middle East and Beyond”, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague
  • July 2018 - Panel for WOCMES 2018, “Impervious to Humanities and Arts? Islamism and Cultural Production in Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries Egypt“
  • September 2017 – Panel for the 5th International Congress ENIUGH "Translating the People's Will. Struggles around the Concept of Revolution", Budapest (co-organized)
  • May 2016 – International Conference "Talking about Arabs. Echoes from Different Europes, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague (co-organized)

 

RECENT CONFERENCE TALKS

  • November 2019. "The High Art Unites Us. Dealing with Political Divisions in Cairo's Literary Clubs". MESA, New Orleans.
  • October 2018. “The People vs. Sayyid Qutb: The Media Campaigns in 1954, 1965 and 2013“.The 25th Annual Congress of Davo, Frankfurt.
  • July 2018. “A Reflection of the Soul: the Method for Islamic Literature in Sayyid’s and Muhammad Qutb’s Writings, WOCMES 2018, Sevilla, Spain.
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