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The Importance of BDS for Decolonial Feminist Peace in Palestine

A conversation between Shaimaa Abdelkarim (University of Birmingham) and Nicola Pratt (University of Warwick)

March 8, 2024
Online via Microsoft Teams
17:00 - 18:30

Professor Marsha Henry

This online event is focussed around activism and practice towards decolonial feminist peace.  The webinar is structured around a series of questions posed to better understand why feminist scholars and activists advocate for, and support, certain boycott, divestment, and sanction strategies in order to promote feminist peace in regions under militarised occupation.  Professor Pratt and Dr Abdelkarim will be talking about campaigns, and their research and expertise on Palestine and sharing examples of recent work.



Dr Shaimaa Abdelkarim is an Assistant Professor in postcolonial legal theory and critical race studies, at the School of Law, University of Birmingham. Her research is informed by a psycho-social approach to human rights discourse. She works on questions of colonialism, resistance, and human rights.


Nicola Pratt is a professor in the Politics and International Studies Department at the University of Warwick, with a particular interest in feminist and decolonial approaches and a focus on ‘politics from below.’ She teaches and researches on the history of Israel-Palestine, informed by her involvement in the Palestine solidarity movement. Between 2010 and 2013, she was the co-director of an international research partnership between Warwick and Birzeit University, in the occupied West Bank, entitled, 'Reconceptualising Gender: Transnational Perspectives', during which time, she visited Palestine.

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
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