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In this event, UW alumni Darren Byler, Ph.D., and Mutallip Anwar, Ph.D., will draw on their research, fieldwork, and first-hand experiences to explain the scope and impact of China’s detainment of Uyghur Muslims in forced labor camps, in conversation with UW Professor Emerita Sandra Silberstein.

To register for this event, email jewishst@uw.edu.

About the speakers

Darren Byler smiling, trees in the backgroundDarren Byler is Assistant Professor of International Studies at Simon Fraser University. His recent book, “Terror Capitalism: Uyghur Dispossession and Masculinity in a Chinese City” (Duke University Press, 2021) is based on two years of ethnographic fieldwork in the Uyghur homeland in Chinese Central Asia, and examines the impact of detention and surveillance on Uhgyur and Han male migrants. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Washington.

Mutallip Anwar smiling, outdoors, wearing button-up shirtMutallip Anwar is Lecturer in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University. His teaching and research interests include rhetoric and composition studies, language education, discourse analysis, and translation. He received his Ph.D. in Language and Rhetoric at the University of Washington. As a member of the Uyghur Muslim community, his friends and family have been interned, surveilled and disappeared by the Chinese government.

Sandra Silberstein smiling, wearing cardiganSandra Silberstein is Professor Emerita of English at the University of Washington, where she researches rhetoric in times of national crisis and discourses around terrorism; linguistic constructions of gender, race, ethnicity; critical applied linguistics and second language studies.