[URBANTH-L] CFP: Crisis States: The Uncertain Future of Israel/Palestine (grad student conference, NYC)

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Mon Mar 23 16:37:55 EDT 2009

Dear friends,

Please find the program for the upcoming graduate student conference that I have helped to organize. We're very excited: students from all over the country and overseas will be presenting, and a number of great professors are discussing papers or giving talks. I hope you can attend some or all of it, and please do circulate widely. Thanks!

Please contact me or Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins at scr60 at coumbia.edu if you have any questions.


CRISIS STATES: The Uncertain Future of Israel/Palestine
2-3 April 2009
New York City

All events are free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

Thursday 2 April
CUNY Graduate Center
Segal Theater
365 5th Avenue
Opening remarks
Rashid Khalidi (Columbia University)

Joanna Long, "Dialectical Forests"
Omar Tesdell, "Producing the Jordan Valley Through Environmental Change"
Discussant: Neil Smith (CUNY Graduate Center)

Yifat Gutman, "History vs. Memory: How this Opposition Shapes the Recollection of the Roots and the Projected Future of the Conflict"
Giorgio Hadi Curti, "From a Wall of Bodies to a Body of Walls: Politics of Affect | Politics of Memory | Politics of War"
Discussant: Gil Anidjar (Columbia University)

Noa Bar, "Ari Folman's Waltz with Bashir and the Textual Conditions of Coexistence"
Omri Grinberg, "Body, Space and Nationality in the Representations of Palestinian Child Labor Between Childhood and Non-Childhood"
Discussant: Rhoda Kanaaneh (American University)

Friday 3 April
Columbia Unversity
612 Schermerhorn
1190 Amsterdam Ave (enter at 116th Street)
Erica Weiss, "Same Act, Different Ontologies: The Case of Israeli Refuseniks"
Angela Storey, "Co-Producing Landscapes of Resistance: Hegemony and Agency in Western Constructions of Solidarity"
Linda Quiquivix, "Notes Toward a Palestinian Zapatismo: A Critique of Statist Solutions to the Palestinian/Israeli Impasse"
Discussant: Amahl Bishara  (Tufts University)

Yael Berda, "Phantom Sovereignty: Introduction to the Bureaucracy of the Occupation in  West Bank 2000 - 2005"
Lin Chalozin-Dovrat, "The Crisis Schema: The Contemporary Israeli Conception of Governmentality"
Discussant: Ilana Feldman (George Washington University)

Michael Kennedy, "Prison is for Men: Whispers from Al-Fara'a"
Justin Barron, "It's still safe to come: Freedom/Security, Zionist Nationalism and Queer Sexuality"
Discussant: Brian Boyd (Columbia University)

Reema Hijazi, "What is Possible? Considering the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Outside the Confines of the State"
Uri Shwed, "Calculation as Foothold: Israeli Decision-Making in July 2006"
Laura Ribeiro, "International Law, Sovereignty and the Last Colonial Encounter: Palestine and the New Technologies of Quasi-Sovereignty"
Discussant: Bashir Abu-Manneh (Columbia University)

Roundtable discussion:  Chair - Lila Abu-Lughod (Columbia University), Discussants - Zachary Lockman (New York University), Vincent Crapanzano (CUNY Graduate Center), and Amahl Bishara (Tufts University)


Department of Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center
Center for Place, Culture & Politics, CUNY
Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center, CUNY
Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
The Middle East Institute, Columbia University
Center for Archaeology, Columbia University
Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

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