Colloquium in Honor of Samira Haj

Friday, March 31, 2023

11:00 am — 6:30 pm

Multiple Locations (see description for details)

Open to the Public

Students give talks honoring the work of Professor Emerita Samira Haj.

Admission Price



Registration not required.

This colloquium honors the work of Professor Emerita Samira Haj with talks given by her students over the decades on how her work and teaching have impacted their research and academic careers.

Skylight Room and the James Gallery at the CUNY Graduate Center

11:00 a.m.: Welcome (in Skylight Room)
Professor Beth Baron, The Graduate Center and City College of New York

11:05 a.m. Introductory Remarks (in Skylight Room)
Professor Talal Asad, The Graduate Center

11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (in Skylight Room)
Professor Kutlughan Soyubol, Boğaziçi University
Professor Secil Yilmaz, University of Pennsylvania
Hratch Kestenian, Ph.D. Candidate at The Graduate Center

2:15 – 4:00 p.m. (in Skylight Room)
Dr. Jeffrey Culang, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University
Dr. Jeremy Randall, The Graduate Center
Professor Rajbir Singh Judge, California State University, Long Beach

4 - 4:30 p.m. Coffee/Tea (in MEMEAC 6304.24)

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (in James Gallery)
Professor Omnia El Shakry, University of California, Davis
Professor Sara Pursley, New York University
Professor Michael Gasper, Occidental College


CUNY attendees must show proof of vaccination by presenting a valid CUNY Access Pass through the CLEARED4 health validation platform upon entry. Non-CUNY visitors will need to show proof of ID by presenting a valid government-issued photo document. See the full Building Entry Policy for more information.

This talk is in conjunction with the ongoing Un-Charting exhibition at the James Gallery.

For more information on this exhibition go here.

Download the event flyer.

Please see the list of the Un-Charting spring series of programs.