Sponsored by the Center for Palestine Studies
Thursday, February 11
Location: Jerome Greene Hall, Room 102B, Columbia Law School, 435 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027
Abdul Rahim al-Shaikh
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cultural Studies at Birzeit University
Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Post-Doctoral Fellow at Columbia University
with introduction by Rashid Khalidi
Based on an extensive photo archive of road signs, Abdul Rahim al-Shaikh, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cultural Studies at Birzeit University, Fulbright Visiting Senior Scholar at the Center for Palestine Studies, interrogates the colonial politics of toponymy within historic Palestine from as early as 1856.
Areej Sabbagh-Khoury tracks the process of settler colonial practices and ideologies that enabled the expulsion in 1948 and the pillaging of the property of their Palestinian neighbors. She also explores the politics of remembering by Ha-Shomer Ha-Tzair kibbutzim members as they reconstructed memories of the 1948 colonization practices and their role in the Nakba.