Lecture “Palestinian Reproductive Death and Life” on Wed. March 14, 2018 @ 6 pm

A public lecture

Palestinian Reproductive Death
and Life during the British Mandate

Amneh Khalifeh and Frances Hasso in Suf Refugee Camp, Jordan. January 31, 2018. Photo courtesy of F. Hasso.

A lecture given by

Frances S. Hasso

Duke University
2018 ACOR CAORC Post-Graduate Fellow

Wednesday March 14, 2018
at 6:00 p.m.


About the Lecture:

This lecture emerges from a book project that examines Palestinian women’s experiences of perinatal and child death during the British mandate (1920–1948). Oral histories with women and scholarship on the mandate are silent on quotidian experiences of reproduction and child death. The project relies on analysis of 2016, 2017, and 2018 interviews with Palestinian women in historic Palestine and Jordan as well as British, Zionist, Jordanian, Palestinian, and missionary archival sources, including oral history projects conducted since the 1990s in Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine.

About the Lecturer

Frances S. Hasso is Associate Professor in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University with secondary appointments in the Departments of Sociology and History. She is an Editor of the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (2015–2018). Her recent publications include Freedom without Permission: Bodies and Space in the Arab Revolutions (with Zakia Salime, Duke 2016), Consuming Desires: Family Crisis and the State in the Middle East (Stanford 2011), and Resistance, Repression and Gender Politics in Occupied Palestine and Jordan (Syracuse 2005).

Frances Hasso earned a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Sociology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  She has an M.A. in Arab Studies with a concentration in Economic Development from Georgetown University and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of California at Los Angeles. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan. To learn more, visit her website or read her ACOR biography.


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