Debilitation in Palestine: Notes Toward Southern disability studies with Jasbir K. Puar

  • Thursday, April 16, 2020 • 4:00 pm
  • Formal Lounge, Ann M. Olin Women’s Building, Washington University in St. Louis

This presentation will detail various histories of disability in Palestine and their import in terms of activism, advocacy, and the field of southern disability studies. Based on fieldwork with disability and rehabilitation center workers and members at refugee camps in the West Bank from the summer of 2018, Professor Puar’s research suggests that disability is lived as a likely consequence of Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation.

Jasbir K. Puar is Professor and Graduate Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, where she has been a faculty member since 2000. Her most recent book is The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability (2017) published with Duke University Press in the series ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise that she co-edits with Mel Chen.

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