This panel is Part 1 of a series of three panels.
“Making Sense of Palestine Today: a Panel.” Shira Robinson, Karam Dana, Dana El Kurd, Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins , Muna Dajani and Basma Fahoum will discuss recent events in Palestine across three sessions: Wednesday, May 26 at 4:00pm (Pacific), Wednesday June 2 at 12:00pm (Pacific), and Thursday, June 3 at 12:00pm (Pacific).
Shira Robinson is Associate Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University. She works on the social and cultural history of the Modern Middle East, with an emphasis on colonialism, citizenship, nationalism, and cultures of militarism after World War I. She joined GW in 2007 after two years of teaching at the University of Iowa and one year as Visiting Fellow at the Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University. She received her B.A. in Middle Eastern and North African Studies from the University of Michigan and her M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Stanford University.
Karam Dana is Associate Professor at the University of Washington: “My scholarship explores the evolution of transnational political identities and their impact on civic engagement and political participation, with a focus on Palestinians and American Muslims. As an interdisciplinary social scientist, I examine social contexts related to religion, identity, and politics to describe, explain, and provide answers to persisting theoretical and policy questions. The overarching theme of my scholarly journey is centered on how ethno-, socio-political, and religious identities are formed, evolve, and transform under different socio-economic and political circumstances. I am the founding Director of The American Muslim Research Institute (AMRI).”