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Islam in the New Afghan Public Sphere

Podcast of a public lecture by Nushin Arbabzadah, UCLA held on Thursday, January 22, 2009.

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Duration: 57:48


Nushin Arbabzadah was brought up in Kabul during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. She has graduate degrees in German and Spanish literature and linguistics from the University of Hamburg and in Middle Eastern Studies from Cambridge University, where she was a William H. Gates scholar. Nushin's first book, From Outside In: Refugees and British Society, was published in London by Arcadia in April 2007. She has also edited an anthology of contemporary journalistic writing from Muslim majority countries called No Ordinary Life: Being Young in the Worlds of Islam (London: British Council, 2005). Before coming to UCLA, Nushin worked for the BBC, where she specialized on social and political issues in contemporary Afghanistan.

This lecture is part of a series on Islam in Central Asia co-sponsored by the Center for European and Eurasian Studies and the Center for Near Eastern Studies.