Palestinian Studies

2024 Workshop


Palestinian Studies Workshop 2024, Brown University

Palestine and the Palestinians After October 7
March 8-9, 2024
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute

Friday, March 8

8:30–9:15 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15–10:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks by Workshop Host
Beshara Doumani (Brown University)

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Session I: Beyond the Rubble

Chair: Zachary Lockman (New York University

Sherene Seikaly (UC Santa Barbara) Ruins and Abundance

Ruba Salih (University of Bologna) Palestinian Refugees: Reflecting on a Politics of Return

Beshara Doumani (Brown University) Rebuilding from the Rubble Yet Again: Towards the Fourth Phase of Palestinian Collective Action.

12:00-1:10 p.m. Lunch

1:10-3:10 p.m. Session II: Feminist Praxis and Invitations to Listen

Chair:  Nadje Al-Ali (Brown University)  

Nada Elia (Western Washington University) Uplifting Palestine’s Indigenous Feminism

Amahl Bishara (Tufts University) A New Nakba, and Reconstituting Collectivities

Sarah Ihmoud (College of the Holy Cross) “I will weep for my beautiful city”: Palestinian Women’s Testimonies of Genocide in Gaza

3:10-3:30 p.m. Coffee Break

3:30–5:30 p.m. Session III: Genocide and Palestinian Political Futures

Chair: Leila Farsakh (UMass Boston)

Noura Erakat (Rutgers) Nakba Peace: Israel’s Demand for Exception to the Prohibition on Genocide

Nasir al-Masri (MIT) The “Day After” and Palestinian Self-Determination

Abdel Razzaq Takriti (Rice) Genocide and the National Unity Question 

8:00 p.m. Dinner at the Summit, 18th floor, Graduate Hotel, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI

Saturday, March 9 

8:30–9:15 a.m.  Continental Breakfast

9:15–11:15 a.m. Session IV: Embodied Encounters: Language, Images, Ideas, and (Con)Text

Chair: Alex Winder (Brown)

Alia Al-Sabi (NYU) and Amany Khalifa (Columbia) Untitled

Ali Musleh (Columbia) Seeing the World From the Mouth of a Tunnel

Bassam Haddad (George Mason University) Only the Most Important Thing

11:15–11:35 a.m. Coffee Break 

11:35 am–1:35 p.m. Session V: Youth, Labor, Intellectuals, and the Time of Liberation

Chair: Loubna Qutami (Brown)

Nasser Abourahme (Bowdoin) In Tune with Their Time

Mjriam Abu Samra (UC Davis) New Horizons in Struggle: The Role of Transnational Palestinian Youth in Decolonial politics

Samar Al-Saleh (NYU) and Tamar Ghabin (NYU) Reflections on the Post October 7 Era: The University, Labor and the Need for Engaged Intellectuals

1:35-2:00 p.m. Break to Grab Lunch

2:00-2:30 p.m. Closing Remarks (Working Lunch)