University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Maha Nassar

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Maha Nassar is an Assistant Professor of Modern Middle East History and Islamic Studies in the UA Department of Middle Eastern and North African Studies. She is a cultural and intellectual historian of the twentieth-century Arab world, with a focus on Palestinian history during the 1950s and 1960s. Her research centers on how intellectuals construct social, political and cultural identities, and how those identities are circulated across national boundaries.

Nassar's first book, "Brothers Apart: Palestinian Citizens of Israel and the Arab World," examines the ways in which Palestinian writers and intellectuals in Israel during the 1950s and 60s positioned themselves within an Arab and third-world social, cultural and intellectual milieu. Her book demonstrates the importance of Arabic newspapers and literary journals in traversing national boundaries and in creating transnational and transregional communities of solidarity.


Scheduled events:
Voices from Palestine
UA Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and North African Studies Maha Nassar and Palestinian-American author Ibtisam Barakat explore the experience of coming of age in Palestine across multiple generations, the complexities of memoir and historical reckoning, and the central role of writing in forming bonds of both solidarity and resistance.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (Seats 140, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Signing area: Signing Area - Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ibtisam Barakat, Maha Nassar
Moderator: Lisa Adeli

Brothers Apart: Palestinian Citizens of Israel and the Arab World
History / Biography
Stanford University Press
September 2017
ISBN 9781503603165
296 pages
$25.95, INSTORE
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