Recent Talks

LECTURE: “Race, Reproduction and Death in Modern Palestine.” Najah University. Nablus, Occupied Palestine. 11 February 2023.

REMARKS: “Feminist Theory and Imperialism: Seminar Analytics,” Feminist Theory and Imperialism Conference, organized by Frances Hasso and Anna Krylova, Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Duke University, Durham, 30 November 2022.

INVITED LECTURE: “Race, Reproduction and Death in Modern Palestine.” Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Washington University in St. Louis, 21 October 2022.

RESEARCH SEMINAR: “Buried in the Red Dirt: Race, Reproduction and Death in Modern Palestine,” School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London, 6 April 2022.

BOOK CONVERSATION: “Buried in the Red Dirt: Race, Reproduction and Death in Modern Palestine,” The Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) Jerusalem Branch, the Kenyon Institute, 19 January 2022, Jerusalem, with Toufic Haddad.

BOOK CONVERSATION: “Buried in the Red Dirt: Race, Reproduction and Death in Modern Palestine,” Duke on Gender Colloquium, 11 February 2022, on Zoom, with Rhoda Kanaaneh.

POLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST (POME) EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS SEMINAR: Interlocutor with Hanna al-Taher, SOAS University of London, on her research, “Gendered Citizenship in Jordan – Claiming, Resisting, Imagining Belonging,” on Zoom, 20 December 2021.

PAPER: “‘Children are the Treasure and Property of the Nation’: Eugenics and Mothercraft in Colonial Palestine,” on Rethinking Race as an Analytic in the Early Twentieth Century Session, Middle East Studies Association, 29 November 2021, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (EST) on Zoom.

BOOK SEMINAR: “Buried in the Red Dirt: Race, Reproduction and Death in Modern Palestine,” CUNY Graduate Center, Race and the Middle East/North Africa Mellon Sawyer Seminar, 8 October 2021, Zoom event, with Jennifer Johnson and Beth Baron.

COMMENTS: “Sex-Sect-Police at the Scenes of Political Conflict and Revolt,” NYU Kevorkian Center, Global Uprisings, Space and Time I: Crowds, Bodies, Affect Panel, 24 February 2021, Zoom event with Nadje al-Ali and Gayatri Gopinath.

PRESENTATION: “’The Art of Death in Life’: Palestinian Futurism and Reproduction after 1948,” Roundtable: The Power of Bodies and Bones, Middle East Studies Association 2020 (October 8), organized by Elyse Semerdjian.

BOOK MANUSCRIPT WORKSHOP: “Buried in the Red Dirt: Race, Reproduction and Death in Modern Palestine,” Duke University Franklin Humanities Institute, Faculty Book Manuscript Workshop, April 2020, with Beth Baron, Karl Ittmann and panel of interlocutors.

MASTER CLASS: Feminist Methodologies and Theories, Arab Week in Mexico 2019, Alianza Francesa de Polanco, Mexico City, Mexico, 23 November 2019. Organized by Dra. Camila Pastor, Dra. Indira Sánchez, and Miguel Fuentes Carreño.

INVITED KEYNOTE: “Contraception and Induced Abortion in Historic Palestine in Law and Practice,” Arab Week in Mexico 2019, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de México, Mexico, 22 November 2019.

PAPER: “Racial Anxieties, Eugenics, and the Demographics of Life and Death in Colonial Palestine,” Death & Afterlives in the Middle East Workshop, Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs, Brown University, Providence, RI, 27 September 2019.

INVITED REMARKS: Degrade (2015), Mohammed and Ahmed Abu Nasser, “Gaza on Screen,” Conflict Over Gaza: People, Politics, and Possibilities Conference, Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 24 March 2019.

KEYNOTE: “Families as Politics and Intimacy: Change and Continuity in War and Displacement,” International Workshop: War and Family Transformations in the Near East (, Institut Français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo), Amman, Jordan, 25-26 November 2018.

ORGANIZER AND PRESENTER: “Middle East Feminist and Queer Studies: State of the Field,” Thematic Conversation at Middle East Studies Association annual meeting, San Antonio, TX, 17 November 2018.

CHAIR, DISCUSSANT & CO-ORGANIZER: “Gender, Race and Labor in the Academy,” Duke on Gender Colloquium. Durham, NC, 22 October 2018.

PAPER PRESENTATION & ORGANIZER: “Decolonizing Middle East Men and Masculinities Scholarship: An Axiomatic Approach,” Decolonizing Feminist Scholarship on Men and Masculinities Panel, World Congress for Middle East Studies (WOCMES) V, Seville, Spain, 17 July 2018.

LECTURE: “Palestinian Reproductive Death and Life during the British Mandate,” Researcher and Faculty Workshop, Center for Strategic Studies, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, 30 April 2018.

LECTURE: “Palestinian Reproductive Death and Life during the British Mandate,” American Center for Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan, 14 March 2018.

WORKSHOP: “Documenting the Non-Archival Reproductive Subject: Intimate Palestinian Life during the British Mandate,” The Shadow Years: Material Histories of Everyday Life, 5th annual New Directions in Palestinian Studies Workshop, Brown University, Providence, RI, 9-10 March 2018.

KEYNOTE PLENARY: “Feminist Critique: Pedagogy and Scholarship in Times of Crisis,” Feminism in Crisis: Gender and the Arab Public Sphere Conference, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 19-20 January 2018.

LECTURE: “The Body/Psyche Politics of Cairo’s El-Nadeem,” Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and Middle Eastern Studies Center, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 30 October 2017.

LECTURE: “Enacting Masculine Love and Outrage: The Affective and Spatial Politics of Egyptian Ultras Football Fans,” Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 16 October 2017.

PRESENTATION: “Masculine Love and Outrage Together: Egyptian Ultras Football Fandom as Autonomous Politics,” Pembroke Center for Research and Teaching on Women, Riot, Refuge, Refusal Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI, 28-29 April 2017.

LECTURE: “Masculinity, Ideology and the Human in Post-2011 Egyptian ‘Thug’ Films,” G.E. Von Grunebaum Center for Middle East Studies, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 10 May 2016.