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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT)
College Buildings, SOAS, Russell Square

Hagar Kotef (Senior Lecturer of Political Theory and Comparative Political Thought) gives a lecture entitled ‘Woman’s Place: Gender Perspectives of Belonging and Destruction in Israel/Palestine’

Taking the feminist insight that home is a key political concept, this talk examines home-making—which is also a matter of nation-building and individual, as well as collective identities—in contexts of settler colonialism, specifically in Israel/Palestine. In such contexts “home” emerges as a site wherein hierarchies and modes of domination are re-inscribed and contested, rather than a simple refuge from violence. In the case of Israel/Palestine this may allow to conceive the future of the territory no longer from the point of view of ruling apparatuses, dictating a legal framework whose focus is the borders of a one-state/two-state solution, but from the point of view of those inhabiting the land, as well as those who are forced out and away from it.

Event is free and hosted by the Center for Gender Studies, SOAS.