Palestinian Studies

2016 Workshop

Emilio Dabed

Palestine and Law Fellow, Columbia University

PA Legislation and the Disciplinary Power of Law

Emilio Dabed is a lawyer, specializing in constitutional matters. Dabed is currently the Palestine and Law Fellow, at Columbia University-Center for Palestine Studies 2015-2016, and he will teach at Columbia University Law School in Spring 2016. He holds a PhD in political science from Institut de Sciences Politiques d'Aix en Provence, and IREMAM-CNRS (Institut de Recherche et d’Etudes sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman-Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, Aix-en-Provence, France) on the constitutional process in Palestine. Currently, he is the director (on leave) of the International Law and Human Rights Program at Al-Quds/Bard College, Jerusalem and has been teaching in the program for the last 4 years. His latest research looks at the relations between legal processes and discursive practices, on the one hand, and political and social changes, subjectivity, and identity formation on the other. His work aims to shed light on the role that juridical phenomena play in sociological and anthropological questions and, more specifically, on the disciplinary powers of law and the discourse of (human) rights in contemporary colonial Palestine.