Professor Emeritus, Northeastern University; Seminar Co-chair & Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
November 7, 2018
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
Riva Kastoryano will examine how being Muslim in Europe involves belonging to an “imagined global community,” based upon a religious identification that is transnational, and includes home and host countries, the broad European space, and beyond. Individuals, groups and transnational communities are connected in global networks, where belonging is expressed in terms of “co-responsibility” (Pninna Werbner’s formulation) with the Muslim world. This evolution creates a new configuration of the nation and nationalism, a “transnational nationalism”: new forms of subjectivity, which claim to be non-territorial. Kastoryano argues that the politics of integration is not a single state policy, but a transnational policy of integration, that aims at re-territorializing globalized identities.