Disabled Diaspora, Rehabilitating State: The Queer Politics of Reproduction in Israel/Palestine

Date: April 1, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Olin Auditorium

Jasbir Puar lecture posterScholar and activist Jasbir Puar will be speaking on Disabled Diaspora, Rehabilitating State: The Queer Politics of Reproduction in Israel/Palestine.

Jasbir K. Puar is Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. Puar's book, Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times won the 2007 Cultural Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies. Her major awards include the Edward Said Chair of American Studies 2012-13 at the American University of Beirut, a Rockefeller Fellowship at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center (1999-2000) and a Ford Foundation grant for archival and ethnographic documentation work (2002-2003). She also received the 2013 Modern Languages Association Gay Lesbian/Queer Caucus Michael Lynch Award for her years of scholar-activist work. Currently, she is a 2013-13 Society for the Humanities Fellow at Cornell University, where she is working on her third book, Inhumanist Occupation: Sex, Affect, and Palestine/Israel.