On Saturday May 15, 2021 at 11:00 am EST time / 8:30 pm IST we discussed Sheikh Jarrah, the Nakba, and ongoing Palestinian Resistance. We had three strong Palestinian voices:
Emilio Dabed is a Palestinian-Chilean lawyer and political scientist (Science Po-Aix en Provence, France) specializing in constitutional matters, international law and human rights. He is currently living in Toronto and writing a book on law and politics in Palestine. Previously, he was a Researcher and Visiting Professor at An-Najah National University Law School, Nablus, Palestine (2017-2018). In 2015-2016 he was the Palestine and Law Fellow and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at Columbia University Law School-Center for Palestine Studies. Between 2014 and 2015 he was the director of the International Law and Human Rights Program at Al-Quds/Bard College, Jerusalem, where he taught from 2011 to 2015. He also taught in Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile. His latest research and publications look at the relations between law and political and social changes, subjectivity, and identity formation, with a particular focus on the disciplinary powers of law and the discourse of (human) rights in contemporary politics.
Mark Muhannad Ayyash is Associate Professor of Sociology at Mount Royal University. He is the author of A Hermeneutics of Violence (UTP, 2019), and has published several academic articles on the Palestinian-Israeli struggle, among other things. He is currently writing a book on settler colonial sovereignty in Palestine-Israel, and writes regularly for Al-Jazeera.
Nayrouz Abu Hatoum is an assistant professor in the department of sociology and anthropology at Concordia University. She was the Ibrahim Abu-Lughod postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University for 2018/2019. Her research explores visual politics in Palestine and the Israeli state and focuses on people’s place-making and dwelling practices in contexts of settler colonialism and military occupation. She has published several academic articles in journals such as Environment and Planning E, City & Society, Visual Anthropology Review, and American Quarterly. She is a co-founding member of Insaniyyat- Society of Palestinian Anthropologists, and a co-founding member of Dalaala, Arabic-English translation collective.
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