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Masculinities, Bodies and Identities: Male Circumcision among Jews and Muslims Conference

Event Date: Monday, March 5th, 2012

Time: 9:15 AM – 5:00 PM Location: 360 Shields Library (IGA Room)

The Jewish Studies Program presents: Masculinities, Bodies and Identities: Male Circumcision among Jews and Muslims Conference

9:15-10:15am CIRCUMCISION FOR BEGINNERS: JEWISH AND ISLAMIC LAW AND TRADITIONS Charlotte Fonrobert, Religious Studies, Stanford University Lena Salaymeh, JD Harvard University, Ph.D. Candidate in History, UC Berkeley Moderator: Catherine Chin, Religious Studies, UC Davis

10:30-11:45am THE CONSTRUCTION OF JEWISH AND MUSLIM IDENTITIES Lena Salaymeh, JD Harvard, Ph.D. Candidate in History, UC Berkeley David Biale, History, UC Davis Moderator: Moulie Vidas, Religious Studies, UC Davis

11:45-12:30pm LUNCH

12:30-2pm CIRCUMCISION AND MASCULINITIES Yair Lipshitz, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Hebrew University, Jerusalem Jarrod Hayes, French, University of Michigan Moderator: Noha Radwan, Arabic and Comparative Literature, UC Davis

2:15-3:45pm CONTEMPORARY PRACTICES Ellen Gruenbaum, Anthropology, Purdue University Diane L. Wolf, Sociology, UC Davis Moderator: Susan Miller, History, UC Davis

4-5pm THE VIEW FROM THE FRONTLINE Imam Azeez, Director, Salam Center, Sacramento, CA Rabbi Mona Alfie, Congregation B’nai Israel, Sacramento, CA Moderator: David Biale, History, UC Davis

*Refreshments served throughout the conference*

This event is sponsored by Jewish Studies, Davis Humanities Institute, Religious Studies Program, Department of French and Italian, Department of Anthropology, Women and Gender Studies Program, Middle East/South Asia Studies Program.

For more information please contact: Jewish Studies, jst@ucdavis.edu, http://jewishstudies.ucdavis.edu

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