Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian is a longtime anti-violence, native Palestinian feminist activist and scholar. She is the Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Law at the Faculty of Law-Institute of Criminology and the School of Social Work and Public Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Shalhoub-Kevorkian is also the director of the Gender Studies Program at Mada al-Carmel, the Arab Center for Applied Social Research in Haifa. Her research focuses on femicide, state crime, child abuse, and other forms of gendered violence, crimes of abuse of power in settler colonial contexts, surveillance, securitization, and trauma in militarized and colonized zones.
1) Public talk: Security Theology, Surveillance and the Politics of Fear
Time: Wednesday, September 14, 8pm
Location: CREA (Nieuwe Achtergracht 170)
In her lecture Prof. Shalhoub-Kevorkian will speak about her latest book. In it she examines Palestinian experiences of life and death within the context of Israeli settler colonialism and broadens the analytical horizon to include those who ‘keep on existing.’ She explores how Israeli theologies and ideologies of security, surveillance and fear can obscure violence and power dynamics while perpetuating existing power structures. Drawing from everyday aspects of Palestinian victimization, survival, life and death, and moving between the local and the global, Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian introduces and defines her notion of “Israeli security theology”; and the politics of fear within Palestine/Israel. She relies on a feminist analysis, invoking the intimate politics of the everyday and centering the Palestinian body, family life, memory and memorialization, birth and death as critical sites from which to examine the settler colonial state’s machineries of surveillance which produce and maintain a political economy of fear that justifies colonial violence.
The lecture is part of the Symposium “Securitizing Worlds: A Critical Look at Israel Global Security Industry” organized by gate48
2) Masterclass: Israel, Palestine and the Occupation of the Senses
Time: Wednesday, September 14, 10:00 – 12:00
Location: REC B 2.08 (Roeterseiland Complex, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166)
Credits: 1 EC
Registration: send an email to Noa Roei (firstname.lastname@example.org) before September 8 2016.
In the Masterclass, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the aesthetic of violence in occupied East Jerusalem. Colonial and settler colonial dispossession is performed through various forms of violence, justified by cultural, historical, religious and national imperatives. In this masterclass, I define one of these forms of violence as the occupation of the senses, referring to the sensory technologies that manage bodies, language, sight, time and space in the colony. In this masterclass, we will analyze the parades, marches and festivals performed in the Palestinian city space of occupied East Jerusalem; share the slogans, chants and graffiti used by Israeli civil, religious and nationalist entities; and explore what is lived, seen, heard, felt and smelled by the colonized to uncover the political violence implicated in the occupation of the senses.
NICA-affiliated rMA Students who attend both public lecture and Masterclass and submit a 1000-word written response engaging with materials presented there are eligible for 1 EC. To register