Learning & Unlearning Palestine Part 2: Limited Paradigms


Limited Paradigms

Occupied Thoughts by FMEP · Learning & Unlearning Palestine Part 2: Limited Paradigms

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Recorded Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

featuring Dr. Muhannad Ayyash, Dr. Lana Tatour  & Dr. Yara Hawari

In the second episode in FMEP and Al Shabaka’s four-part series, Learning and Unlearning Palestine, this webinar examined various limiting paradigms that, in spite of their liberal facade, have sought to contain the Palestinian experience and limit critique on the Israeli settler colonial project. This will include a critique of the international law and apartheid frameworks. For a list of resources relevant to these topics, please scroll down.

Visit here for information on the other three webinars in the “Learning and Unlearning Palestine” webinar series.

Mark Muhannad Ayyash was born and raised in Silwan, Al-Quds, before immigrating to Canada, where he is now Professor of Sociology at Mount Royal University. He is the author of A Hermeneutics of Violence (UTP, 2019). He has published several articles in journals such as Interventions, the European Journal of International Relations, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and the European Journal of Social Theory. He has written opinion pieces for Al-Jazeera, The Baffler, Middle East Eye, Mondoweiss, The Breach, and Middle East Monitor. He is currently writing a book on settler colonial sovereignty in Palestine/Israel.

Lana Tatour is a Lecturer in Development at the School of Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney. She works on settler colonialism, indigeneity, race, citizenship, human rights, and the Middle East with a focus on Palestine and Israel. Prior to joining the School of Social Sciences, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University, and held visiting fellowships at the Palestinian-American Research Center, the Australian Human Rights Centre, UNSW Faculty of Law and UNSW School of Social Sciences. She is on the board of The Australian Journal of Human Rights. She is currently working on her manuscript Ambivalent Resistance: Palestinians in Israel and the Liberal Politics of Settler Colonialism and Human Rights, and on an edited volume together with Dr Ronit Lentin on Race and the Question of Palestine.

Yara Hawari is the Senior Analyst of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network. She completed her PhD in Middle East Politics at the University of Exeter, where she taught various undergraduate courses and continues to be an honorary research fellow. In addition to her academic work, which focused on indigenous studies and oral history, she is a frequent political commentator writing for various media outlets including The Guardian, Foreign Policy, and Al Jazeera English.



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Rethinking Palestine podcast, “Limitations and Possibilities of the Apartheid Framework” with Lana Tatour and Yara Hawari

Al Shabaka resources on the apartheid framework, including: 

FMEP resources: