Palestinian Studies

2017 Workshop

Sherene Seikaly

Associate Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara

Autobiography, the Archive, and the Question of Palestine

Sherene Seikaly is associate professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the editor of the Arab Studies Journal, co-founder and co-editor of Jadaliyya e-zine, an editor of Journal of Palestine Studies, a policy member of Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network,and an advisory member of R-Shief Online Archive Project. 

Seikaly's Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2016) explores how Palestinian capitalists and British colonial officials used economy to shape territory, nationalism, the home, and the body. She has published in academic journals such as International Journal of Middle East Studies and Journal of Middle East Women’s Studiesas well as in online venues including Jadaliyya, Mada Masr, and 7iber.