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November 15, 2013

Khar ak Khaliss: The Commercialization of Tabaski

Student blogger Hopey Fink reflects on the commercialization of Tabaski, drawing parallels between the celebration of the Muslim holiday in Senegal and celebrations of Christmas throughout the West.


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Elizabeth "Hopey" Fink graduated from Georgetown College in 2015 with majors in anthropology and linguistics. At the Berkley Center she worked as a research assistant on a Senegal-focused joint project with the World Faiths Development Dialogue. During fall 2013, she contributed to the Junior Year Abroad Network while studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal. She also participated in the Berkley Center's Education and Social Justice Research Project in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso during summer 2014.