Robert Flahive, Ph. D.
Ph.D., Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT)
M.A., Political Studies
American University of Beirut
Washington University in St. Louis
I am an interdisciplinary scholar with personal, pedagogical, and scholarly investments in the Global Studies Department learning goals. My teaching spans the topics of global political economy, urbanism, the relationship between memory and history, Middle East politics, and settler colonialism.
My research is broadly interested in how power is produced and contested through the built environment. I use the built environment as a device to challenge the obfuscation of historical and ongoing injustices, particularly through the UNESCO World Heritage List. I have advanced this aim through academic articles in the International Journal of Social Science, Arab Studies Journal, Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, as well as in forthcoming articles in Millennium: Journal of International Studies and Settler Colonial Studies. I am also working on a book manuscript, derived from my dissertation, tentatively entitled Preserving power, remaking the past: race, settler colonialism, modernist architecture, and contemporary architectural preservation.
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