Arab Studies Institute

Washington DC - Beirut

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Trapped Bodies and Lives: The Politics of Everydayness in Palestine

By Dr. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

03/03/2010 03:00 am

Location: Johnson Center, Room A, George Mason University

The protracted historical experience of occupation, annexation and displacement of Jerusalem’s Palestinian inhabitants has shaped relationships between place, space, identity politics, nationality and gender constructions in the city. The presentation will shed light on the ways in which individuals and their families perceive their trapped bodies and lives as laying both “inside” and “outside” the contexts of violence, displacement and eviction.

Dr. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian is a Professor at the Faculty of Law- Institute of Criminology and School of Social Work and Public Welfare, Hebrew University- Israel. Her main theoretical and research interest has focused on the study of women in conflict zones, mainly in Palestine.  Dr. Shalhoub-Kevorkian just completed a book manuscript entitled: Militarization and Violence Against Women in Conflict Zones in the Middle East: The Palestinian case-study that was published by Cambridge University Press 2009.


Sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program.