Over the past two decades, the field of Palestine and Palestinian studies has grown quantitatively and qualitatively, with new lines of inquiry pushing in several new directions simultaneously. New Directions in Palestinian Studies (NDSP) seeks to take stock of and critically explore and crystallize these emerging new lines of inquiry and the political spaces they open and foreclose.
The NDSP initiative aims to bring together established and emerging scholars in a low-pressure workshop environment to take stock of research trends, to identify promising new questions and sources, to exchange experiences and insights, and to encourage networking across disciplinary and field boundaries. Driving this effort are two questions: What does it mean to be Palestinian? And what forms of political mobilization are implicated in and made possible by knowledge production on Palestine and the Palestinians?