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American Studies Lecture Series: Alex Lubin

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Monday, November 18, 2013 4:00 PM
Dane Smith Hall - Room 129

Alex Lubin is Associate Professor of American Studies at UNM. For the last two and half years, Lubin has been on-leave from UNM while serving as the Director of the Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut. Lubin is the author of Geographies of Liberation: The Making of an Afro-Arab Political Imaginary, which is forthcoming in the John Hope Franklin Series at UNC press in Feb. 2014.

Black Panther Palestine

In this talk Dr. Lubin discusses the transnational politics of intercommunalism that linked the U.S. Black Panther Party to the emerging anti-colonial politics of the Palestinian Liberation Organization following the June-1967, Six Day War in Palestine.  More than providing an analysis of how Palestine circulated in the Black freedom movement “Black Panther Palestine” documents the overlooked history of how the Palestinian national movement engaged the Black radical tradition and influenced groups like the Panthers.  Moreover, “Black Panther Palestine” locates Arab Israeli Jews within the context of Black anti-colonialism by recalling the formation of the Israeli Black Panthers at the critical nexus of Afro-Arab political imaginaries.

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