Palestinian Studies

2023 Workshop



Ashjan Ajour
Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social, Historical and Political Studies, University of Wolverhampton
Hunger Strike Experience and the Embodiment of Palestinian Dispossession and Collective Revolutionary Subjectivity

Samar Al-Saleh

Ph.D. candidate, New York University
Forced Labor Under British Occupation: Palestinian Prisoners' National-Class Struggle at Nur Shams Prison Labor Camp

Alessandra Amin
Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University
Palestine and the “Question of Freedom” at the First Pan-African Cultural Festival

Erica Augenstein
Ph.D. candidate, University of Houston
Resistance Uniting Anti-Colonial Theory: Gramsci’s Mezzogiorno and Palestinian

Sara Awartani 
Collegiate Fellow & Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Weaponizing Solidarity: Puerto Rico, Palestine, and Counterterrorism in the Late Cold War

Nour Bader
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Tunis
Digging Into the Roots: In the Meaning of Resisting Hidden Places and Invisible People

Abdalla N. Bayyari 
Academic and Cultural Consultant, Darat Al-Funun
The Power of Dissensus: An Interdisciplinary, Comparative Approach for Undoing the Archival Erasure in/of Palestine

Alyssa Bivins
Ph.D. Candidate, George Washington University 
Re-contextualizing East Jerusalem Education as Resistance: 1967 – 1994

Chandni Desai
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
“The Revolution of your Pens and Consciences”: Palestine and Afro-Asian Internationalism in Lotus

Julia Gettle
Ph.D. Candidate, Brown University 
Political Life in the Shadow Years: Palestinian Popular Mobilization in the 1950s

Thayer Hastings
Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center
First Intifada Bayanat and the Recurrences of Anticolonial Revolt

Patrick Higgins
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Houston
Return, Not Dependency: Palestinian Resistance to the “American Project” in the 1950s

Derek Ide
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Houston
Faculty, Miami University (Regionals)
On “Long Histories” of Solidarity: The Palestinian Revolution, al-Hadaf, and Black Anticolonialism

Fadi Kafeety
Ph.D. candidate, University of Houston
Revolutionary Horizons: The Movement of Arab Nationalists and the Marxist Turn in the Arabian Peninsula and Palestine

Faiq Mari
Ph.D. candidate, ETH Zürich
Alternative Spaces of Revolt: the Commons of Palestinian Liberation Struggle

Jennifer Mogannam
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis

Women of the Revolution: Palestinian Decolonial Praxis and Gendered Labor in Civil War Lebanon

Jacob Norris

Senior Lecturer, University of Sussex
The Palestinian Americas in the Age of Third World Revolution

Tareq Radi
Ph.D. Candidate, New York University
Indigenous Futures and Imperial Anxieties: A Ledger of Palestinian Insurgency and British Strategy of Necropolitical Hedging

Jeremy Randall 
Associate Director, Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY
Globalizing the Palestinian Resistance: The Laju Incident and the Siege of the Japanese Embassy in Kuwait

Samar Saeed
Ph.D. candidate, Georgetown University
Revolutionary women in Jordan during the 1960s-1970s

Klaudia Wieser
Ph.D. candidate, University of Vienna
Researching the Struggle: Palestinian Affairs in Revolutionary Beirut


Lila Abu-Lughod

Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science, Columbia University

Nadje Al-Ali

Director of Middle East Studies, Brown University 

Samera Esmeir

Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Ussama Makdisi

Chancellor’s Professor, Department of History, University of California Berkeley

Loubna Qutami

Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Global Chair in Law, Queen Mary University of London

Alex Winder

Visiting Assistant Professor in Middle East Studies, Brown University


Nasser Abourahme

Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Bowdoin College 

Ilana Feldman

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

Zachary Lockman 

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

Mohamed Amer Meziane

Assistant Professor, Brown University

Fulya Pinar

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brown University

Abdel Razzaq Takriti

Mahmoud Darwish chair in Palestinian Studies, Brown University

Raef Zreik 

Associate Professor of Jurisprudence at Ono Academic College


Abdel Razzaq Takriti

Visiting Mahmoud Darwish Professor in Palestinian Studies, Brown University

Founder of the New Directions in Palestinian Studies Initiative

Beshara Doumani

President, Birzeit University 

Inaugural Mahmoud Darwish Professor of Palestinian Studies, Brown University