This workshop at Columbia considered the politics of representations of the Naqab Bedouins as these have emerged over the past decade in advocacy, media, policy, and in cultural and artistic productions. The Naqab Bedouins have a long history of struggle against settler-colonial policies, often spoken for and represented through different frames in both scholarly and activist circles. The nine scholars who presented papers in this workshop analyzed the influence of the Israeli settler-colonial regime, Palestinian nationalist agendas, international funding, pressures for policy relevance and impact in academia, as well as NGO advocacy and international solidarity activism on representations of the Palestinian Naqab Bedouins.
Professors Sophie-Richter Devroe (Exeter) and Lila Abu-Lughod (Columbia)
Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK
In Collaboration With
European Center for Palestine Studies, University of Exeter, UK