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Faris Giacaman

The Sadness of Post-Militance: Some Reflections on Brown University’s 'New Directions in Palestine Studies' Conference

[Palestinian refugees making their way from Galilee in October-November 1948. Image by Fred Csasznik via Wikimedia Commons.]

In late February, just about anyone who ever wrote anything about the political economy of Palestine and the Palestinians descended upon Providence, Rhode Island. They were there to attend Brown University’s much-anticipated conference organized by Beshara Doumani, “New Directions in Palestine Studies: Political Economy and the Economy of the Political.” As a person who has just started in the field, the experience was more than a little surreal. Most of the authors who I ...

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Faris Giacaman


Faris Giacaman is a PhD student at New York University’s History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies joint program.