Three orders of questions regarding secularism—genealogical, philosophical, and political—will be envisaged during an upcoming public debate at the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS) at Columbia University. Talal Asad, Mohamed Amer-Meziane, and Etienne Balibar will be speaking on these questions in the conversation titled, “Beyond the Secular State? Secularism, Empire, Hegemony.”Read the rest of Beyond the Secular State? Secularism, Empire, and Hegemony.
Mohamed Amer-Meziane is a PhD candidate and research fellow at Panthéon-Sorbonne University Paris 1. His work focuses on the genealogy of the secularization thesis in nineteenth century French and German imperial thought. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal multitudes and one of the French Translators of Talal Asad. He notably introduced Asad's work and discussed his perspectives by directing a dossier titled "Decolonizing Secularism?" (Décoloniser la laïcité?) published in multitudes, n°59.