DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17192/meta.2016.6.5129

Felix Lang
is a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of Arabic Literature and Culture at the University of Marburg and coordinator of the Figures of Thought | Turning Points research group (DFG-Leibniz). He Studied Arabic and Social Anthropology at the University of St. Andrews and completed a PhD in Arabic Literature and Culture at the University of Marburg. His has recently been published as The Lebanese Post-Civil War Novel: Memory, Trauma, and Capital (2016). Currently, he is working on a postdoc project on Syrian cultural production and the transformations of intellectual and artistic space since the beginning of the revolution/civil war.

Malcolm Théoleyre

is a Ph.D. candidate and teaching associate at the Sciences Po History Department in Paris. He is currently finishing his dissertation on music and politics in colonial Algiers, in which he explores the intricate links between musical performance and cross-cultural socializations, demonstrating that, in colonial Algiers, indigenous music is an anchor for French-Muslim dialogue and a lever of civic integration, rather than a tool of resistance. He coordinated a number of public and academic conferences among which “Politics of multiculturalism: the French debate” in Spring 2015.