Political Economy Summer Institute
"Palestine Is Throwing a Party and the Whole World Is Invited: Capital and State Building in the West Bank"
A Conversation with Kareem Rabie
Discussant: Sherene Seikaly
5 June 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Co-Sponsored by the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program
Jadaliyya co-editor Sherene Seikaly will lead a conversation with Kareem Rabie about his new book Palestine Is Throwing a Party and the Whole World Is Invited: Capital and State Building in the West Bank, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Purchase with 30% off coupon E21RABIE from Duke University Press.
Kareem Rabie is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at American University in Washington, DC. He studies privatization, urban development, and the state-building project in the West Bank. His first book, Palestine is Throwing a Party and the Whole World is Invited came out mid-May from Duke University Press. While on research leave in 2021, Kareem will be a visiting fellow at CUNY’s Center for Place, Culture, and Politics; and Committee on Globalization and Social Change. Previously he was Harper-Schmidt Fellow at the University of Chicago and Marie Curie Fellow/Senior Researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford.
Sherene Seikaly is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the editor of the Arab Studies Journal, co-founder and co-editor of Jadaliyya e-zine, an editor of Journal of Palestine Studies, a policy member of Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network, and an advisory member of R-Shief Online Archive Project. Seikaly`s Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2016) explores how Palestinian capitalists and British colonial officials used economy to shape territory, nationalism, the home, and the body. She has published in academic journals such as International Journal of Middle East Studies and Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies as well as in online venues including Jadaliyya, Mada Masr, and 7iber.