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The Israeli Enclosures, Diffuse Bordering, and Palestinian Mobile Commoning - Research Colloquium
WhenTuesday, Apr. 17, 2018, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

The Israeli Enclosures, Diffuse Bordering, and Palestinian Mobile Commoning

with Maryam S. Griffin

Palestinian mobility via public transportation in the West Bank is a productive site of social struggle through which Israel deepens its settler colonialism and Palestinian communities refuse that project in implicit and explicit ways. In this talk, I focus on Israel’s development of the conditions of Palestinian im/mobility through the lens of enclosures, borders, and the commons. More specifically, I examine Israel’s ruling strategy in the West Bank as a border-enclosure program involving the mobilization of physical, legal, and cultural formations to create a web of border encounters that induce economic dependence, crush political resistance, annex territory, and destroy indigenous social relations. In turn, the notion of mobility as a Palestinian commons emerges, and the resilience of Palestinian public transportation appears as a quotidian yet remarkable practice of an alternative decolonial order. I will use this session as an opportunity to explore the utility of the border-enclosure paradigm to interpret the current form of Israeli settler colonialism and Palestinian commoning in the West Bank.

Discussant: Dr. Adam Romero, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Bothell

This presentation is part of  IAS' 3 talk series Research Colloquium. For more information please click HERE>>

The IAS Research Colloquium provides a forum for graduate students, faculty, and external partners to learn about interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research practices, and to think critically and creatively about the implications of different forms of research design.

All sessions are open to the campus-community and general public: No RSVP required.

Campus locationUW Bothell UW1
Campus roomUW1 - Room 280 (Rose Room)
UW Bothell Event typesAcademics, Lectures/Seminars
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