Faculty Publications

    Lila Abu-Lughod

    Lila Abu-Lughod

    Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science, Anthropology and Institute for Research on Women and Gender

      Books and Edited Volumes
    • Nakba: Palestine, 1948, and the Claims of Memory. Ed. With A. Saa'di (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007)
    • Scholarly Articles
    • "Pushing at the Door: My Father's Political Education, and Mine". In Seeking Palestine: New Palestinian Writing on Exile and Home, ed. Penny Johnson and Reja Shehadeh. Delhi, India (2012): Women Unlimited, pp. 43-61.
    • Transnational Politics and Feminist Inquiries in the Middle East: An Interview with Professor Lila Abu-Lughod. Basuli Deb. Postcolonial Text. Vol 7, No 1 (2012).
    • Foreword to R. Kanaaneh and I. Nuseir, eds., Displaced at Home: Ethnicity and Gender Among Palestinians in Israel (Albany: SUNY Press, 2010), ix-xiii
    • ‘The Active Social Life of “Muslim Women’s Rights”: A Plea for Ethnography, not Polemic, with Cases from Egypt and Palestine,’ Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, 6:1 (Winter 2010), 1-45. 
    • ‘Return to Half-Ruins: Memory, Postmemory, and Living History in Palestine,’ in L. Abu-Lughod and A. Sa’di, eds., Nakba: Palestine, 1948, and the Claims of Memory (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007), 77-103. Abridged and reprinted as ‘Return to Half-Ruins: Fathers and Daughters, Memory and History in Palestine,’ in M. Hirsch and N. Miller, eds., Rites of Return (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011)
    • ‘About Politics, Palestine, and Friendship: A Letter to Edward from Egypt,’ Critical Inquiry 31:2 (Winter 2005), 381-88
    • ‘The Adjacent Art of Documentary: A Palestinian Film Festival,’ American Anthropologist, 106:1 (March 2004), 150-1
    • ‘Our Blood will Plant its Olive Tree,’ foreword to J. Varner Gunn, Second Life: A West Bank Memoir (University of Minnesota Press, 1995)

    Nadia Abu el-Haj

    Nadia Abu el-Haj

    Associate Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College

      Books and Edited Volumes
    • The Geneological Science: The Search for Jewish Origins and the Politics of Epistemology (Chicago: Chicago UP, 2012)
    • Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society (University of Chicago Press, 2002)
    • Recent Articles
    • "Racial Palestinianization and the Janus-Faced Nature of the Israeli State" Patterns of Prejudice 44:1 (2010), 27-41
    • ‘Edward Said and the Political Present,’ American Ethnologist 32:4 (2005), 538-555
    • ‘Producing (Arti)Facts: Archaeology and Power during the British Mandate of Palestine’, Israel Studies 7:2 (Summer 2002), 33-61.
    • ‘Translating Truths: Nationalism, Archaeological Practice and the Remaking of Past and Present in Contemporary Jerusalem,’ American Ethnologist 25:2 (1998), 166-188.

    Bashir Abu-Manneh

    Lecuterer in Post-Colonial Literature, University of Kent

      Books and Edited Volumes
    • The Palestinian Novel: From 1948 to the Present Forthcoming from Cambbridge University Press
    • Recent Articles
    • "Palestinian Trajectories: Novel and Politics since 1948", Modern Language Quarterly 75:4 (December 2014)
    • "Palestinian Actualities", Race & Class 54:3 (Spring 2013), 87-96.
    • ‘Israel in the US Empire,’ in E. Boehmer and S. Morton, eds., Terror and the Postcolonial: A concise companion (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)
    • ‘Israel’s Colonial Siege and the Palestinians,’ Socialist Register 44 (2008), 101-120
    • ‘Towards liberation: Michel Khleifi's Ma’loul and Canticle,’ in H. Dabashi, ed., Dreams of a Nation: Palestinian Cinema (London: Verso, 2006)

    Gil Anidjar

    Gil Anidjar

    Associate Professor, Religion and MESAAS

      Books and Edited Volumes
    • Semites: Race, Religion, Literature (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008)
    • The Jew, the Arab. A History of the Enemy (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002)
    • Recent Articles
    • "Review: Unsettling Gaza: Secular Liberalism, Radical Religion, and the Israeli Settlement Project." Journal of Palestine Studies 41 (Summer 2015) 84-85

    Hamid Dabashi

    Hamid Dabashi

    Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature

    • Ed., Dreams of a Nation: Palestinian Cinema (London: Verso, 2006)
    • ‘Paradise Delayed:  With Hany Abu-Assad in Palestine,’ Third Text, Critical Perspective on Contemporary Art and Culture, Cinema in Muslim Societies, Special Issue, 102, 24:1 (January 2010)
    • ‘In praise of frivolity: on the cinema of Elia Suleiman,’ in H. Dabashi, ed., Dreams of a Nation: Palestinian Cinema (London: Verso, 2006)

    Thomas JW Hill

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Committee on Global Thought/Lecturer, History

    • ‘The Nakba at 60, Silence and the Limits of Commemorative Representation’ (forthcoming in edited volume)
    • ‘The Israeli Prison as Palestinian University – Israeli Prisons, Palestinian Prisons’ in Bulletin of the Council for British Research in the Levant 2010 (forthcoming November 2010)
    • ‘Terrorisme et justice de transition dans les territoires palestiniens occupés: des concepts mutuellement exclusifs?’ in International Studies Journal 24, 6:4 (Spring 2010), 135-70
    • ‘1948 After Oslo. Memory, truth and reconciliation in Palestine,’ in S. Haugbolle and A. Hastrup, eds., The Politics of Violence, Truth and Reconciliation in the Arab Middle East (London: Routledge, 2008), 151-70
    • Historicity and the nakba commemorations of 1998 (Florence, Italy: European University Institute Working Papers, 2005)
    • ‘The “Quiet Deportation” Revisited. Family Unification in the Occupied Palestinian Territories,’ in Waiting for Justice: Al-Haq 25th Anniversary Report (Ramallah: al-Haq, 2005), 201-224
    • with P. Lagerquist, ‘“Après Nous, Nous”: Covering the Colonial Retreat,’ Middle East Report online, 17 May 2005
    Rhoda Kanaaneh Rhoda Kanaaneh

    Rhoda Kanaaneh

    Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

    • Birthing the Nation: Strategies of Palestinian Women in Israel (Berkeley: University of California, 2002)
    • Surrounded: Palestinian Soldiers in the Israeli Military. (Stanford, Stanford University Press, 2009)
    • Ed. with Isis Nusair, Dsiplaced at Home: Ethnicity and Gender Among Palestinians in Israel. (Albany: SUNY, 2010)

    Rashid Khalidi

    Rashid Khalidi Rashid Khalidi

    Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies, History and MESAAS

    • Brokers of Deceit: How the US has Undermined Peace in the Middle East (Boston: Beacon Press, 2014)
    • The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood (Boston: Beacon Press, 2006)
    • Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness (New York: Columbia University Press, 1997)
    • et al, ed., The Origins of Arab Nationalism (New York: Columbia University Press, 1991)
    • Under Siege: P.L.O. Decision-making during the 1982 War (New York: Columbia University Press, 1985)
    • and C. Mansour, eds., Palestine and the Gulf (Beirut: Institute for Palestine Studies, 1982)
    • British Policy towards Syria and Palestine 1906-1914 (Oxford: Ithaca Press, 1980)
    • Recent Scholarly Articles
    • "International Law and Legitimacy and the Palestine Question."Hastings International and Comparative Law Journal 30:2 (Winter 2007), 173-180
    • "The United States and Palestine." In The Future of Palestine and Israel: From Colonial Roots to Post-Colonial Realities Edited by Aslam Farouk-Alli. Midrand, South Africa: Institute for Global Dialogue, and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2007.
    • "Edward Said and Palestine: Balancing the Academic and the Political, the Public and the Private." In Waiting for the Barbarians: A Tribute to Edward Said. pp.44-52. Edited by Muge Sokmen and Basak Ertur. London: Verso, 2008.
    • "Anti-Zionism, Arabism and Palestinian Identity: Isa al-Isa and Filastin." In Configuring Identity in the Modern Arab East pp.83-96. Edited by Samir Seikaly. Beirut: American University of Beirut Press, 2009.
    • "The Treatment of the Palestine Question in Anglo-American Works since 1948." Majallat al-Dirasat al-Filistiniyya 21, 84 (2010) 42-53 [Arabic].
    • "Jerusalem: The history of the future." In al-Quds: Tarikh al-mustaqbal [Jerusalem: History of the Future], xi-xviii. Edited by Issam Nassar. Ramallah: Institute for Palestine Studies, 2010.
    • "1948 and after in Palestine: Universal Themes?" Critical Inquiry 40:4 (Summer, 2014)
    • Mahmood Mamdani

      Mahmood Mamdani

      Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and Professor of Anthropology

      • Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War and the Roots of Terror (New York: Pantheon, 2004)
      • “The Politics of Culture Talk in the Contemporary War on Terror,” Indian Journal of Politics, 43:2 (June 2009)
      • ‘Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: A Political Perspective on Culture and Terrorism,’ in E. Hershberg and K. W. Moore, eds., Critical Views of September 11: Analyses from Around the World (New York: The New Press, 2002)
      • ‘Contemporary Political Terror: Its Origins in the Late Cold War,” Guild Practioner 62:1 (Winter 2005)
      • ‘Culture Talk: Six Debates That Shape the Discourse on ‘Good’ Muslims,’ American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 22:3 (Summer 2005)
      • ‘The Secular Roots of Radical Political Islam,’ Turkish Policy Quarterly, 4:2 (Summer 2005)
      • ‘Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, The Cold War and the Origins of Terror,’ India International Centre Quarterly, 32:1 (Summer 2005)
      • ‘Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: Post-Apartheid Perspectives on America and Israel,’ 2003 APLA Distinguished Lecture, Political and Legal Anthropology Review, 27:1 (2004)

      Timothy Mitchell

      Professor, MESAAS

      • With Gyan Prakash and Ella Shohat, ‘Introduction: Palestine in a Transnational Context,’ Social Text 75, 21:2, Summer 2003, 1-5

      Salim Tamari

      Salim Tamari Salim Tamari

      Visiting Professor, Middle East Institute

      • Year of the Locust: A Soldier’s Diary and the Erasure of Palestine’s Ottoman Past (forthcoming, University of California Press, 2011)
      • Ihsan's War: The Intimate Life of an Ottoman Soldier (Beirut: Institute for Palestine Studies, 2008)
      • The Mountain Against the Sea (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008)
      • and I. Nassar, eds., Biography and Social History of Bilad al Sham (Beirut: Institute for Palestine Studies, 2007)
      • and I. Nassar, eds., Pilgrims, Lepers, and Stuffed Cabbage: Essays on Jerusalem's Cultural History (Al-Bireh: Institute of Jerusalem Studies, 2005)
      • ed., Essays on the Cultural History of Ottoman and Mandate Jerusalem (Al-Bireh: Institute of Jerusalem Studies, 2005)
      • and E. Zureik, Reinterpreting the Historical Record. The uses of refugee archives for social science research and policy analysis (Jerusalem: Institute of Jerusalem Studies, 2001)
      • ‘Kissing Cousins. A Cautionary Note on People-to-People Projects,’ Palestine-Israel Journal 12/13:4/1 (2005), 16-18
      • ‘A Miserable Year in Brooklyn. Khalil Sakakini in America 1907-08,’ Jerusalem Quarterly File 17 (February 2003), 19-40