The Middle East Institute is pleased to welcome Anaheed Al-Hardan to Columbia University as the Arcapita Visiting Professor for the Spring 2018 semester. Anaheed Al-Hardan comes from the American University of Beirut where she is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies.
Her research is concerned with coloniality and resistance in relation to counter-memory, decolonial knowledges and south-south thought in the Arab World, and has appeareed in the Journal of Palestine Studies, Qualitative Inquiry, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and the Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies. She is the author of the award-winning Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities (Columbia University Press, 2016), joint winner of the 2016 Academic Book Award at the London Palestine Book Awards.
Her current book project examines Arab decolonial theory within the context of south-south philosophies of liberation and decolonization. At the MEI she is teaching a graduate course "The Decolonial Turn and West Asia".
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
"Memories For The Return? Remembering The Nakba By The First Generation Of Palestinian Refugees In Syria". Journal Of Holy Land And Palestine Studies 16 (2): 177-192 (2017).
"Remembering the Catastrophe: Uprooted Histories and the Grandchildren of the Nakba," in A. Sparkes (ed.), Auto/Biography Year Book 2007 (Clio Publishing: Southampton, 2008).