As an original member of the department, I am deeply committed to the exciting, interdisciplinary work of teaching and learning that we do in Global Studies. All of my classes are designed to help students develop the critical tools that are necessary to be informed, self-aware, and active members of the global community. Themes that I cover in my classes include globalization, nationalism, colonialism, violence, memory, political activism, and media criticism. I am the author of a 2004 book on memories of the first Palestinian intifada and co-editor of a 2002 book on the rhetoric used to frame the U.S. response to the September 11 attacks. My latest book, Global Palestine, is available in the US from Oxford University Press and in the UK from Hurst. It uses the category of settler colonialism to explore the globalization of Palestine and the Palestinization of the globe. I am also Director of The Weave, a co-curricular independent media project focusing on underreported stories. In my spare time, I am a singer-songwriter and play in a band called Bee Children, which released its debut CD in early 2015.
Publications available online:
Between Acceleration and Occupation: Palestine and the Struggle for Global Justice, Studies in Social Justice 4, 2 (2010): 199-215.
M.A. (Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society)
PhD (Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society)
Regularly Taught Courses:
- GS340 Blogging the Globe: News Analysis and Investigative Journalism
- GS290 Global Studies Research Methods
- GS302 Theories of Global Cultural Studies
- GS230 Secrets and Lies: Nationalism, Violence and Memory