Monday, June 3, 2019
With financial support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ International Keynote Speakers Support Fund
This paper will detail various strands of 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, my research suggests that disability is lived as an inevitable consequence of Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation.
- Jasibir K Puar, Professor, Women's and Gender Studies Rutgers University