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Gil Anidjar

Professor of Religion
Department: 
Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Religion Department
Office: 
Room 207, 80 Claremont
Email: 
ga152@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-851-4130
Biography

Gil Anidjar is Professor in the Departments of Religion and Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS). He is trained in Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, and Jewish Thought. His interests include Jews and Arabs, Political Theology, Race and Religion, Christianity, Rhetorical Exertion, and Continental Philosophy. In addition, he currently teaches courses in Religion 101, Freud and Derrida, and Reading Orientalism.

His book publications include 'Our Place in al-Andalus': Kabbalah, Philosophy, Literature in Arab Jewish Letters (2002); The Jew, the Arab: A History of the Enemy (2003); Semites: Race, Religion, Literature (2008); and Blood: a Critique of Christianity (2014). He edited Jacques Derrida, Acts of Religion (2002) and translated Marc Nichanian, The Historiographic Perversion (2009); Peter Szendy, Prophecies of Leviathan; and Reading Past Melville (2010).

His recent essays include the following:

The Violence of Violence: Response to Talal Asad's “Reflections on Violence, Law, and Humanitarianism,” Critical Inquiry 41: 2 (Winter 2015) 435-442.

“Medieval Spain and the Integration of Memory (On the Unfinished Project of Pre-Modernity)” in Islam and Public Controversy in Europe, Nilüfer Göle, ed. (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2014) 217-225.

“Of Globalatinology,” Derrida Today 6:1 (2013) 11-22.

“Survival” in Political Concepts: A Critical Lexicon 2 (Winter 2012) online at http://www.politicalconcepts.org/survival-gil-anidjar/

Research & Other Works
Article
Users' guides to the medical literature: how to use an article about mortality in a humanitarian emergency
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Lessons from Katrina – What Went Wrong, What Was Learned, Who’s Most Vulnerable
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Mental Health Services in Louisiana School-Based Health Centers Post-Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
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Prevalence and Predictors of Mental Health Distress Post-Katrina: Findings From the Gulf Coast Child and Family Health Study
Report
The Recovery Divide: Poverty and the Widening Gap Among Mississippi Children and Families Affected by Hurricane Katrina
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Mississippi Child and Family Health Study — Toplines
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On the Edge: Children and Families Displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Face a Looming Medical and Mental Health Crisis
Report
The Recovery Divide: Poverty and the Widening Gap Among Mississippi Children and Families Affected by Hurricane Katrina: Executive Summary
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On the Edge: Children and Families Displaced by Hurricanes Katrina andRita Face a Looming Medical and Mental Health Crisis: Executive Summary
 
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