Middle East Studies Program Presents Scholarly Lecture

Posted: February 24, 2010 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: February 23, 2010 at 4:48 pm

The Middle East Studies Program will present Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, professor at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, who will lecture on Wednesday, March 3, at 1 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Third Floor Meeting Room A.

Her topic is “Trapped Bodies and Lives: The Politics of Everydayness in Palestine.”

The protracted historical experience of occupation, annexation and displacement of Jerusalem’s Palestinian inhabitants has shaped relationships between place, space, identity politics, nationality and gender constructions in the city.

Shalhoub-Kevorkian’s presentation will shed light on the ways in which individuals and their families perceive their trapped bodies and lives as lying both “inside” and “outside” the contexts of violence, displacement and eviction.

Shalhoub-Kevorkian’s main theoretical and research interest has focused on the study of women in conflict zones, primarily in Palestine. Her new book is titled “Militarization and Violence Against Women in Conflict Zones in the Middle East: The Palestinian Case-Study” (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

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