Palestinian Studies

2017 Workshop



Gadi Algazi
Professor of Medieval History, Tel Aviv University
Profits of Military Rule

Diana Keown Allan
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, McGill University
What Bodies Remember: Sensory Experience as Historical Counterpoint in the Nakba Archive.

Francesco Amoruso
PhD Candidate in Palestine Studies, University of Exeter

Sinan Antoon
Associate Professor, The Gallatin School – New York University
Before the Ruins: When Darwish Met Benjamin

Ibtisam Azem
Palestinian Novelist and Journalist
The Book of Disappearance: The Memory of Place and Its Oral History

Ariella Azoulay
Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
Between the "Archival Turn" and the Imperial Archive

Yara Hawari
PhD Candidate in Palestine Studies, University of Exeter
Indigenous Oral History and the Decolonization of Palestine

Vincent Lemire

Lecturer in Contemporary History, University of Paris-Est / Marne-la-Vallée
Opening Jerusalem's Memories: For a Transnational, Open, and Bottom-up Database of Primary Archives of the Holy City (1840–1940)

Brinkley Messick

Professor of Anthropology and of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, Columbia University
Sharī'a, Property, Nakba

Areej Sabbagh-Khoury

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Palestine and Palestinian Studies, Brown University

Sherene Seikaly
Associate Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara

Hana Sleiman
PhD Candidate in History, Cambridge University

Ann Stoler
On Archiving As Dissensus

Abdel Takriti
Associate Professor in Modern Arab History, University of Houston
Chair of Arab-American Educational Foundation 

Salim Tamari
Professor of Sociology, Birzeit University
Narratives of the 1948 War: Oral Historiography and Palestinian Revisionism

Alex Winder
PhD Candidate in History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University
Police Diaries/Personal Diaries: Using the Notebooks of a Mandate-Era Policeman to Write Palestinain History


Emily Drumsta

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Brown University

Caroline Elkins
Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Marianne Hirsch

William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Professor in the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Columbia University

Rashid Khalidi

Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies, Columbia University

Special Guests

Nadia L. Abu El-Haj
Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College and Columbia University
Co-Director of the Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University

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

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

Martin Bunton
Professor of History, University of Victoria

Leila Farsakh
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Boston

Ilana Feldman
Professor of Anthropology, History, and International Affairs, George Washington University

Rhoda Kanaaneh
Editorial Committee, Journal of Palestine Studies

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

Issam Nassar
Associate Professor of History, Illinois State University

Ilan Pappe
Professor of History, University of Exeter
Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies, University of Exeter

Sophie Richter-Devroe
Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
Honorary Fellow at the European Centre for Palestine Studies, University of Exeter, UK

Nadim Rouhana
Professor of International Negotiation and Conflict Studies, Tufts University
Director of the International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program, Tufts University

Outside Guests

Safa Abu-Rabia

Qussay Al-Attabi

Kristen Alff

Tom Brocket

Thayer Hastings

Patrick Higgins

Andrew Meyer

Molly Oringer

Hilary Rantisi

Malihe Razazan

Sobhi Samour

Dima Saad

Ahmad Shokr

Randa Wahbe


Beshara Doumani

Joukowsky Family Professor of Modern Middle East History, Brown University
Director of Middle East Studies, Brown University

Areej Sabbagh-Khoury

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Palestine and Palestinian Studies, Brown University