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Rhoda Kanaaneh and Isis Nusair


New Texts Out Now: Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh and Isis Nusair, Displaced at Home

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Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh and Isis Nusair, editors, Displaced at Home: Ethnicity and Gender among Palestinians in Israel. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2010. Jadaliyya: What made you write this book? Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh and Isis Nusair: The idea for the collection began at an informal gathering of five friends, all doctoral students or recent graduates and all Palestinians from “inside.” We had gathered for lunch during the 2005 Middle East Studies Association ...

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Rhoda Kanaaneh and Isis Nusair


Rhoda Kanaaneh received her PhD in Anthropology from Columbia in 1998. She has taught anthropology and gender and sexuality studies at New York University and American University in Washington, DC. She is currently teaching the Anthropology of Palestine at Columbia University. She has held various fellowships at Harvard, the European University Institute, and Columbia. In addition to co-editing Displaced at Home: Ethnicity and Gener Among Palestinians in Israel, Rhoda is the author of the award winning book Birthing the Nation: Strategies of Palestinian Women in Israel (University of California Press, 2002) and Surrounded: Palestinian Soldiers in the Israeli Military (Stanford University Press, 2009).

Isis Nusair is Associate Professor of International Studies and Women's Studies at Denison University. She received her PhD in Women's Studies from Clark University. She teaches courses on transnational feminism; feminism in the Middle East and North Africa; and gender, war, and conflict. Her research focuses on the gendered politics of location of four generations of Palestinian women in Israel, and the displacement of Iraqi women refugees in Jordan and the US. Isis previously served as a researcher on women's human rights in the Middle East and North Africa at Human Rights Watch and at the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network.