The Conference on Identities in Contemporary Afghanistan

April 9, 2018

Social organization in Afghanistan is complex with interwoven identities based on religion, ethnicity, regional identity and political affiliation—amongst others—deeply entrenched by a legacy of conflict, processes of state formation and other broad historical forces. Moreover, the US-led intervention and the socio-political forces it has unleashed have triggered a period of significant social change in Afghanistan. 

The conference welcomes scholars to New Haven to explore the changing and newly emerging forms of identity in Afghanistan. For further details, including program and speaker details, please go to