The Kashmir-Palestine Conversations Series: Popular Resistance  – RESCHEDULED TO MONDAY 16 JANUARY

13 December 2022

The Kashmir Palestine Conversation Series continues at the Kenyon Institute in 2023 with the rescheduled Conversation 3 on “Popular Resistance” taking place on Monday 16 January 2023, at 5pm in Jerusalem, 3pm in the UK, and 8.30pm in Srinagar.  

This month’s Kashmir Palestine Conversation (#3) will address “Popular Resistance” and feature short presentations from Ala Al Azzeh (Birzeit University) and Inshah Malik, and will be moderated by Virinder Kalra (University of Warick). 

To register to attend this webinar, please register here.

The event will also be made available on CBRL’s YouTube channel. 

The Kashmir-Palestine Conversations Series aims to create space for dialogue, networking and knowledge exchange between scholars of both Kashmir and Palestine. The series is organized by the Kashmir-Palestine Scholars Solidarity Network – an initiative conceived out of a British Academy Knowledge Frontiers Seed Grant awarded to scholars at the Council for British Research in the Levant (Dr Toufic Haddad) and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) (Dr Emma Brännlund) in early 2020. 

About the speakers 

Ala Al Azzeh is the Chairperson of the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Birzeit University. He teaches courses in Anthropology, Research Methodology, and Critical Theory. Dr. Al-Azzeh serves as a board member of Muwatin Institute for Democracy and Human Rights. 

Inshah Malik has a Ph.D from the Center for Comparative Politics and Political Theory, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She is a former Fox Fellow at Yale University. Dr. Malik is the author of Muslim Women, Agency and Resistance Politics: The Case of Kashmir (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). Her research interests include political theory, history of Islam, political movements, internet activism, and gender studies in Central and South Asia, particularly India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Kashmir.  

Virinder Kalra is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Warick and has written extensively on the British Asian diaspora as well as popular religion in Punjab across the Indo-Pak border. He is currently researching vernacular diaspora literature, looking at the writing of migrants to the UK in Punjabi, Urdu, Gujarati and Bangla. The wide range of Prof Kalra’s academic work is underpinned by an account of processes of resistance through the gambit of cultural and political organising.