Edward Said Mural جدارية تكريما للمفكر إدوارد سعيد
Located: Cesar Chavez Student Center, SF State University
Inaugurated: November 2nd, 2007
Lead Artists: Fayeq Oweis & Susan Greene
Who was Edward Said?
Edward Said (Born November 1, 1935, Jerusalem- died September 25, 2003, New York, U.S.) Was a Palestinian American educator, writer, philosopher, thinker, scholar, civil and human rights activist. He attended Princeton University where he received his B.A., 1957. Then Harvard University (M.A.. 1960; Ph.D., 1964). where he specialized in English literature. He had joined the faculty of Columbia University in 1963, as a lecturer in English. Then was later promoted to assistant professor of English and Comparative literature. He released his first book, Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography, which was an expansion of his doctoral thesis in 1966. Said was soon promoted to full professor in 1969 and in 1978 he published his best-known work, Orientalism. It is known to be one of the most influential scholarly books of the 20th Century.
The Edward Said Mural was organized by student members of AMED (Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative). The mural is the first of its kind on any American University campus, it was designed to express and represent many issues and experiences of the Palestinian and Arab culture. It became a symbol of quality, honor and respect for the Arab and Muslim communities at SFSU.
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (415) 405-2668
Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
Room: EP 425
Edward Said Scholarship
In honor of Said, The Edward Said Scholarship was established by SF State Alumnus Allam El Qadah, which is open to undergraduate and grad students of Arab and Muslim ethnicities India’s Boris studies who demonstrate outstanding academic and community service records.
Scholarship criteria and application: