Amahl Bishara: Against Fragmentation

Amahl Bishara: Against Fragmentation

Palestinian Women's Engagement Across the Green Line

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Biannual McMillan-Stewart Lecture on Women in the Developing World:

Women's mobility across the Green Line that divides Israel and the West Bank is shaped by both traditional forms of economic and cultural practices as well as by Israel's gendered policies of division and enclosure of different Palestinian populations. 

Amahl Bishara is an associate professor of Anthropology at Tufts University whose research revolves around media, settler colonialism, expressivity, and place. She is the author of Back Stories: U.S. News and Palestinian Politics (Stanford University Press 2013), an ethnography of the production of U.S. news during the second Palestinian intifada. She directed or co-directed the documentaries Across Oceans, Among Colleagues (2002), Degrees of Incarceration (2011), and Take My Pictures For Me (2016). Working with Palestinian youth in Aida Refugee Camp, she has co-produced two bi-lingual children’s books. During 2017, she was an ACLS Burkhardt Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.