SOAS University of London

London Middle East Institute

Rethinking Statehood in Palestine: Self-Determination and Decolonization Beyond Partition

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Leila H. Farsakh (University of Massachusetts Boston)

Date: 22 February 2022Time: 5:30 PM

Finishes: 22 February 2022Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Webinar



The quest for an inclusive and independent state has been at the center of the Palestinian national struggle for a very long time. Rethinking Statehood in Palestine: Self-Determination and Decolonization Beyond Partition (University of California Press, 2021) critically explores the meaning of Palestinian statehood and the challenges that face alternative models to it. Giving prominence to a young set of diverse Palestinian scholars, this groundbreaking book shows how notions of citizenship, sovereignty, and nationhood are being rethought within the broader context of decolonization. Bringing forth critical and multifaceted engagements with what modern Palestinian self-determination entails, Rethinking Statehood sets the terms of debate for the future of Palestine beyond partition.

About the speaker

Leila H. Farsakh is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is author of Palestinian Labor Migration to Israel: Labour, Land and Occupation and coeditor of The Arab and Jewish Questions: Geographies of Engagement in Palestine and Beyond.


This webinar will take place online via Zoom. Click here to register

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Chair: Gilbert Achcar (SOAS) and Dina Matar (SOAS)

Organiser: SOAS Middle East Institute and the Centre for Palestine Studies, SOAS

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