A Palestinian Story:
Narrating a Massacre Through a Hunger Strike
From a Massacre in April 1948
to a Prisoners’ Hunger Strike in April 2019
In honor of Nakba Day
Join us for a conversation with:
Dr. Rana Barakat
Assistant Professor of History and Contemporary Arab Studies,
Birzeit University, Ramallah, Palestine
Arcapita Visiting Professor in Modern Arab Studies,
The Middle East Institute, Columbia University
Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 6:00 pm
Dr. Barakat received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago writing about popular politics and resistance in early twentieth century Palestine. Her current research interests include the history and historiography of colonialism, nationalism, and cultures of resistance.
Dr. Barakat is currently completing a book monograph, The Buraq Revolt: Constructing a History of Resistance in Palestine, which argues that this revolt was the first sign in the Mandate period of sustained mass resistance to the settler-colonial project, including direct and rhetorical actions against both political Zionism and British imperialism, planting seeds of mass political mobilization.
She is also working on a second book monograph, Lifta and Resisting the Museumification of Palestine: Indigenous History of the Nakba, which advances an indigenous understanding of time, space, and memory in Palestine by focusing on the details of the people and place of Lifta village over time.