Palestinian Studies

2014 Workshop



Ahmad Amara
PhD Candidate in History and Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University
From the Negev to the Bi'r Al-Sabi Region: a New Reading of Property Relations

Samia Al-Botmeh
PhD Candidate, Director of Center for Developmental Studies, Birzeit Universit
The Political Economy of Palestinian Women's Labour Supply, 1920–2010

Martin Bunton
Professor of History, University of Victoria
Frames of Reference for the Study of Land in Palestine: The 1928 Land Settlement Ordinance

Leena Dallasheh
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Oberlin College
Working for Palestine: Nazareth Labor Mobilizaton in the 1940s

Munir Fakher el-Din
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Birzeit University
The Heterogenous Space of Property: Structural and Theoretical Notes on the Beisan Land Settlemnet in British-rules Palestine, 1921–1948

Leila Farsakh
Department Chair, Professor of Political Science University of Massachusetts, Boston
The Meaning of Palestinian Economic Development: Paradigm Shifts in Understanding the Palestinian Economy

Shir Hever
Economic Researcher, Alternative Information Center
Privatization of the Occupation: The Core Masked as the Periphery

Jamil Hilal
Professor of Sociology, Birzeit University
Palestinian Class Formation under Settler Colonialism

Raja Khalidi
Economist, Center for Development Studies, Birzeit University
Economies at the Peripheries- Reconnecting the Fragmented Economic System of Palestine

Susynne McElrone
PhD Candidate in the Joint History/Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program, New York University
Qadā Hebron: Life and Livelihoods in the Late-Ottoman Rural Sphere

Sreemati Mitter
PhD Candidate, Harvard University
A History of Money in Palestine: The Case of the Frozen Bank Accounts of 1948

Mezna Qato
PhD Candidate, Oxford University
New Directions in Palestine Studies Symposium on Political Economy and the Economy of Politics

Kareem Rabie
PhD Candidate, The City University of New York
New Directions in Palestine Studies: Political Economy and the Economy of Politics

Omar Jabary Salamanca
PhD Candidate, Ghent University
Hooked on Electricity: the Charged Political Economy of Electrification in Palestine

Sherene Seikaly
Assistant Professor, American University in Cairo
Social Man: Palestinian Capitalists and Economy

Mtanes Shihadeh
Program Coordinator of Israeli Studies and Senior Researcher at Mada El-Carmel
The Israeli Policy toward the “Arab Economy"

Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Bard College
Infrastructure in Palestine Studies

Alaa Tartir
PhD Candidate, London School of Economics; Director of al-Shabaka
Failing Aid: Towards a Viable Resistance Economy Model

Omar Tesdell
PhD Candidate, University of Minnesota
Territory, Nature Reserves, and the Question of Palestinian Cultivation


Sa'ed Atshan
Postdoctoral Fellow in International Studies, Brown University

Beshara Doumani
Director of Middle East Studies, Brown University

Jo Guldi
Assistant Professor of History, Brown University

Manal Jamal
Assistant Professor of Political Science, James Madison University

Rashid Khalidi
Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Columbia University

Zachary Lockman
Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and History, New York University

Ilan Pappe
Professor of History,  University of Exeter

Mayssun Succarie
Cogut Postdoctoral Fellow in International Humanities and Modern Arab Culture and Society, Brown University

Special Guests

Nadia Abu El-Haj
Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College

Lila Abu-Lughod
Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science, Columbia University

Lama Abu-Odeh
Professor of Law, Georgetown University

Joel Beinin
Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History, Stanford University

Bassam Haddad
Director of Middle East Studies, George Mason University

Elias Khoury
Global Distinguished Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University

Brinkley Messick
Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University

Nadim Rouhana
Professor of International Negotiation and Conflict Studies, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University