Invited Lectures Since 2010

2019  “Reading Hope and Hegemony in the Archives:  A Historical Anthropology of International Law in Palestine.” March. Queen Mary School of Law.

2019  “Reading Hope and Hegemony in the Archives:  Some Reflections on Historical

and Political Anthropology.” March. Cambridge Political Ethnography Seminar. Cambridge University.

2018  “Investigating Liberals in Palestine: A Historical Anthropology of International  Law.” November. Dept. of Anthropology, Harvard University.

2018  “War in the Middle East: Living through Extremes.” Panelist. October. Festival of Ideas, Cambridge University.

2018  “Liberal Entanglements and the International Order: What Investigative Commissions Do in Palestine.” February. Dept. of Anthropology, Stanford University.

2018  “Liberal Entanglements in the International Order: Investigative Commissions and the Law in Palestine.” February. Dept. of Anthropology, Brown University.

2017 “Liberal Entanglements in the International Order: A History of International Investigative Commissions to Palestine.” December. Dept. of Anthropology, SOAS University of London.

2017  “Cynicism, Hope, and Human Rights in Palestine: Histories of International

Intervention and their Consequences.” November. Centre for Islamic and Middle East Studies. Oslo University.

2017 “The Mitchell Committee and ‘Balanced’ Fact-Finding in Palestine.” November. Norwegian Association of NGOs for Palestine. Oslo, Norway.

2017   “Liberals and their Ethics: Balancing Humanitarianism and Politics in International Investigative Commissions to Palestine.“ October. Dept. of Anthropology, Kent University.

2017 “Investigating Liberals and International Commissions to Palestine.” October. Dept. of Anthropology, University College London.

2017 “Performing Democracy: The Problem of Political Representation In Investigative Commissions To Palestine, 1919-2009.” April. Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA.

2017  “Liberal Entanglements: International Investigative Commissions to Palestine.” April. Humanities Institute, Scripps College.

2017 “Liberal Entanglements: Palestinians and the 1946 Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry.” February. Program in Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University.

2017 “The 100,000 Certificate Question: Palestinian and Zionist Debates over Humanitarianism and Politics during the Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry.” November. Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York University.

2016  “The Rise and Fall of Human Rights: Cynicism and Politics in Occupied Palestine” Book Discussion. June. Centre for Area Studies of Leipzig University (CAS) the European Network for Universal and Global History (ENIUGH), University of Leipzig, Germany.

2015 “Emotional Determinations: Judging Palestinian Political Worth through International investigative Commissions.” April. Dept. of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University.

2013 “Cynicism and Human Rights in Palestinian Politics.” November. Turbulent World Seminar Series, Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge.

2013 “International Investigative Commissions to Palestine, Before and After Oslo.”  October. SOAS Palestine Society Conference, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London UK.

2013  “Unstateable Palestine: A History of Proving Political Worthiness through International Investigative Commissions.” April. Issam Fares Institute, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

2011 “From King-Crane to ‘18 U.S.C. § 2339B’: The Changing Meaning of Facts for the US in the Middle East.” December. American Studies Institute, Seoul National University, South Korea.

2011 “What Makes a Palestinian State? Palestine and the Human Rights Game. October. Middle East Research Group, King’s College London.

2011  “Producing a State: Human Rights and Political Disenchantment in Palestine.” March. Center for Studies in Asian Cultures and Social Anthropology, Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Science.

2011 “Mothers of Martyrs: The Gender of Ethical Discourse in the Second Palestinian Intifada.” February. Multi-Disciplinary Gender Research Seminar. Gender Studies Centre, University of Cambridge.

2010 “Ontological Politics: Roundtable Discussion.” October. Postcolonial Empires Group. Center for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge.

2010 “Producing a State: Human Rights and Political Disenchantment in Palestine.” September. Dept. Of Anthropology, Duke University.



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