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Brenna Bhandar and Rafeef Ziadah

Brenna Bhandar and Rafeef Ziadah

Acts and Omissions: Framing Settler Colonialism in Palestine Studies

[Participants in an Idle No More solidarity action in Los Angeles in December 2013. (WNV/©Paulo Freire Lopez)]

Columbus was free to look for a language he couldn't find here, to look for gold in the skulls of our ancestors. He took his fill from the flesh of our living and our dead. So why is he bent on carrying out his deadly war even from the grave? (Mahmoud Darwish)   Over the past several years, there has been renewed interest in the use of the settler colonial analytic to study the ongoing occupation of Palestine. While the Oslo accords are continuously pronounced ...

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Bio

Brenna Bhandar is Senior Lecturer in Law at SOAS. She is co-editor with Jon Goldberg-Hiller of Plastic Materialities: Politics, Legality and Metamorphosis in the Work of Catherine Malabou (DUP: 2015), and co-editor with Davina Bhandar of Reflections on Dispossession: Critical Feminisms (Living Commons Collective: forthcoming). She has published many articles in the areas of property law, critical race theory and Indigenous studies.                    
                       
 

Rafeef Ziadah is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of London, SOAS with the 'Military Mobilities and Mobilising Movements in the Middle East' project. She holds a PhD in Political Science from York University, Canada.