Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique

Mon, Dec 9, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Free and open to the public
The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia (TRI)
The Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies

Sa’ed Atshan (PhD, Harvard University) is Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College, where he also serves as Coordinator of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. As an anthropologist and peace and conflict studies scholar, Atshan's research is focused on a) contemporary Palestinian society and politics, b) global LGBTQ social movements, and c) Quaker Studies and Christian minorities in the Middle East.

Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique (Stanford University Press) traces the rise of the LGBTQ movement in Palestine and how it has then become a transnational queer movement in solidarity with Palestinians. Atshan also accounts for the transformation of the critique of empire into what he calls an "empire of critique." It will be published in Spring 2020.

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