The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents
Sessional Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, York University
Discussant: Rami Khouri, Director of Global Engagement and Senior Public Policy Fellow, American University of Beirut; and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
Please note: this talk will take place in CGIS Knafel 262; the speaker will appear on Zoom and the discussant will be in-person.
Basileus Zeno is a sessional assistant professor in the department of Politics at York University. Zeno is broadly interested in the areas of Comparative Politics, Contemporary Political Theory, and Identity Politics. His scholarly interests primarily focus on refugees and forced migration, nationalism and sectarianism, colonialism, interpretive methodology, and social movements in the Middle East.
He holds a BA (2006) in Archaeology and Museum Studies and an M.A. (2011) in Classical and Islamic Archaeology from Damascus University (Syria). Until summer 2012, Basileus was doing his Ph.D. in classical archaeology at Damascus University, but he could not complete his research because of the outbreak of the war. In 2013, he started his M.A. in Political Science at Ohio University, which he completed in 2015. His completed his dissertation, “Displacement and Identity (re)Formation in Exile: Syrian Asylum-Seekers and Refugees in the United States,” a political ethnography of institutional violence and racialized immigration policies in the United States, at UMass Amherst.
Co-sponsors: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Contact: Liz Flanagan