Palestinian Studies

2017 Workshop

Ariella  Azoulay

Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University

Between the "Archival Turn" and the Imperial Archive

Ariella Azoulay is a professor of modern culture and media and the Department of Comparative Literature at Brown University. Her recent books: Aïm Deüelle Lüski and Horizontal Photography, Leuven University Press and Cornell University Press, 2013. From Palestine to Israel: A Photographic Record of Destruction and State Formation, 1947-1950, (Pluto Press, 2011), Civil Imagination: The Political Ontology of Photography (Verso, 2012) and The Civil Contract of Photography (Zone Books, 2008); co-author with Adi Ophir. The One State Condition: Occupation and Democracy between the Sea and the River, Stanford University Press, 2012.

She is curator of the archive "Act of State 1967-2007" ( Centre Pompidou, 2016), Enough! The Natural Violence of the New World Order (F/Stop festival, Leipzig, 2016), "The Natural History of Rape," Pembroke Hall, Brown University, “The Body Politic” [in Really Useful Knowledge, curated by What, How & for Whom / WHW], Reina Sofia, Madrid; When The Body Politic Ceases To Be An Idea, Exhibition Room - Manifesta Journal Around Curatorial Practices No 16 (folded format in Hebrew, MOBY, 2013), Potential History(2012, Stuk / Artefact, Louven), Untaken Photographs(2010, Igor Zabel Award, The Moderna galerija, Lubliana; Zochrot, Tel Aviv), Architecture of Destruction(Zochrot, Tel Aviv), Everything Could Be Seen(Um El Fahem Gallery of Art).

She is also a director of documentary films, among including: Civil Alliances, Palestine, 47-48(2012), I Also Dwell Among Your Own People: Conversations with Azmi Bishara(2004), The Food Chain(2004).