From the Editors
The New York Times says Jadaliyya "Brings New Life to Arab Studies." Read about it by clicking here.
Arang Keshavarzian and Greta Scharnweber
Iran’s hotly contested 2009 presidential elections and its tumultuous aftermath have been a source for numerous op-eds, policy speeches, and activist events from Tehran to New York and everywhere in between--to this day. The mass protests and violence that followed the announcement of Ahmadinejad’ s victory overtook the several weeks of campaigning that preceded the June 12 elections that brought 85% of the electorate to the ballot boxes. One of the vehicles for ...Keep Reading »
Arang Keshavarzian is Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University and a member of the editorial committee of Middle East Report (MERIP). He is the author of Bazaar and State in Iran: the Politics of the Tehran Marketplace (Cambridge University Press, 2007).
Greta Scharnweber (M.A. Arab Studies, Georgetown University, M.A. Religious Studies, Univ. Colorado) is Associate Director of the Hagop Kevorkian Center at New York University. She curates public programs for the NYU academic community and local K-12 teachers focused on the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia. Recent projects have included programs to raise public awareness about the 2009 Iranian elections and their aftermath, programs on water issues in the MENA region, and an SSRC funded program that brings journalists together with academics to address challenges faced by both fields in understanding and writing about the Middle East.
"... breaking from the chains of subjugation means undermining the historico-racial schema by challenging the white mythos created by the law and sustained by the self, including the carefully crafted legal fictions of the separateness of Jerusalemites/Bedouin/Arab-Israelis/West Bankers/Gazans/refugees. By doing so, they will be better placed to effect free agency in the schematization of the colonial world they inhabit.click | email | tweet