Palestinian Futures: Remembering the Nakba

  • Jerome Greene Annex (Columbia Law School) 435 West 116th Street New York, NY, 10027 United States

 

Dr. Eman Abu Hanna-Nahhas, Head of the Department of Education at Teacher's College in Haifa discussed how collective memory is transmitted across three generations of Palestinians, and the role of narrative in social and political transformation with response by Professor Marianne Hirsch, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.


Marianne Hirsch

Professor Marianne Hirsch is William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and Director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

She is a past president of the Modern Language Association of America. Hirsch's work combines feminist theory with memory studies, particularly the transmission of memories of violence across generations. Her most recent book: The Generation of Postmemory: Writing and Visual Culture After the Holocaust was published by Columbia University Press in 2012.

 

Dr. Eman Abu Hanna-Nahhas

Dr. Eman Abu Hanna-Nahhas is the Head of the Department of Education at the Teacher's College in Haifa. She wrote her Ph.D. dissertation on the subject of, "The transfer of the collective memory of the plight of the Palestinians inside and outside the country", and received her doctorate from the Faculty of Education at Tel Aviv University. She joined the board of Adalah-The Legal Center for Arab and Minority Rights, in 2014.


 

Moderated by Professor Katherine Franke, Isidor & Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law; Director, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Columbia Law School.


Cosponsors

Adalah-The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel
The Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality
The Columbia Center for Oral History Research


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