Ruth Mas

Ruth Mas is a scholar of critical theory and modern Islamic thought. She received her PhD (Religious Studies) in 2006 from the University of Toronto, and has held several academic and research positions in Canada, the United States, England, and Germany. Her research areas include: crisis and secular criticism; power, subjectivity and temporality; critiques of liberalism and secularism; and, more recently, on racialization and the plight of refugees.

Past Olios with Ruth Mas

James Baldwin, Individual Responsibility and the Terror of Change

Drawing mostly from his essays, we will ask how Baldwin understands the demands for a multi-racial democracy in the United States. How do the democratic ideals of liberal democracy, ideals such as individualism, liberty, and equality, reckon with the foundational racism of the United States?

Venue: None

Teacher: Ruth Mas

Feb. 28, 2021, 3 p.m.

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Olio: A miscellaneous collection of art and literature.