Carleton Connects: Noah Salomon on conflict in the Sudans

31 January 2019

This event took place on January 31, 2019.  A recording of the event is not available.

Conflict in the republics of Sudan and South Sudan has been explained by pointing to a variety of culprits from religious bigotries, to ethnic hatreds, to tribal chauvinisms. Salomon will discuss why none of these frames adequately explains the persistence of violence there, as well as why recent efforts towards peace have equally planted the seeds of war.

About the Speaker

Noah Salomon, Associate Professor of Religion and the Director of Middle East Studies, has taught at Carleton since 2010, with a focus on Islamic Studies and the anthropology of religion.  He is the author of the prizewinning For Love of the Prophet: An Ethnography of Sudan’s Islamic State (2016) and the recent recipient of a prestigious three-year Mellon New Directions Fellowship for research into the problem of religious difference within Islam.