Culture and Identity Configurations: Reflections on the 21st Century

The symposium is an exceptional opportunity to bring together diverse perspectives and methodologies that are concerned with revealing and describing the intricacies and contradictions of contemporary identity discourses. An underlying methodological diversity is considered a prime requirement for addressing these complexities and contradictions, as ours is a time of increasing misapprehension among identity groups. Researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines will examine how identity is shaped, articulated and fostered in language, literature, religion, history, the arts, film, sociology, etc. The symposium also invites contributions that examine the role of immigration in forging and transforming contemporary identities.

Keynote Speaker: Mahmood Mamdani, Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University

Conference DirectorsAlfonso J. García Osuna, PhD and Sabine Loucif, PhD
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

Dates: Thursday and Friday, October 26 and 27


Symposium is free and open to the public. For a complete schedule visit,

If attending dinner, there is a fee.  Advanced registration is required.

For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669.

Related Events:

Through December 15: Converging Voices: Gender and Identity Exhibition

Thursday, October 26, 8 p.m.: Hevreh Ensemble Concert             



Thursday, October 26, 2017



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