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Displaced at Home: Ethnicity and Gender Among Palestinians in Israel

You are cordially invited to attend a Sheldon Scheps Talk with:

RHODA KANAANEH, Anthropology Department, Columbia University

ISIS NUSAIR, Department of Women's Studies, Denison University

LENA MEARI, Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University


Rhoda Kanaaneh and Isis Nusair will talk about the process of putting the collection together and the themes that it covers. Since most media coverage and academic research on Palestinians focuses on those living in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, or the diaspora, the sizable number of Palestinians living within Israel rarely garners significant attention.

About the Collection

Displaced at Home gathers a group of Palestinian women scholars who present unflinching critiques of the complexities and challenges inherent in the lives of this understudied but important population. The essays engage topics ranging from internal refugees and historical memory to women's sexuality and the resistant possibilities of hip-hop culture. Unique in the collection is sustained attention to gender concerns, which have tended to be subordinated to questions of nationalism, statehood, and citizenship.

The collection presents on-the-ground examples of the changing political, social, and economic conditions of Palestinians in Israel, and examines how global, national, and local concerns intersect and shape their daily lives.


A light lunch will be served prior to the talk from 12:00-12:30.


The Anthropology Department at Columbia University

Friday, 3 February 2012, 12:30 PM
Robert F. Murphy/Morton H. Fried Lounge, Room 465 Schermerhorn Extension
Enter gates on 116 and Broadway or Amsterdam, New York, NY