Loudreaders Session 40

(From Land Grab to LandBack)

Nell Gabiam and Abu Salma Khalil

September 27, 2023 11:00am CT

Nell Gabiam
Nell Gabiam is Associate Professor of anthropology and political science and Co-Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Minor program at Iowa State University. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008. She is the author of The Politics of Suffering: Syria’s Palestinian Refugee Camps (2016, Indiana University Press). She is currently working on her second book, which is the result of fieldwork conducted primarily in Lebanon, Turkey, France, Germany, and Sweden. Her second book project examines how mass displacement from Syria as a result of the ongoing war in that country has affected Palestinian identity and political claims.

Abu Salma Khalil

Abu Salma Khalil is a journalist and filmmaker. He grew up in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Syria, where he was displaced by the 5-year siege result of the war in Syria. He now lives in France under political asylum. Prior to the war he was a professor of Arabic in the University of Damascus.