Protests and State-Making in Jordan: Jillian Schwedler
In this talk based on her new book, Protesting Jordan: Geographies of Power and Dissent (Stanford University Press, 2022), Jillian Schwedler considers how space and geography influence protests and repression, and, in challenging conventional narratives of Hashemite state-making, offers the first in-depth study of rebellion in Jordan.
Jillian Schwedler is professor of political science at the City University of New York's Hunter College and the Graduate Center and a nonresident senior fellow at the Crown Center at Brandeis University. Her research currently focuses on contentious politics and political geography, particularly concerning protests in urban and peri-urban settings. Her books include the award-winning Faith in Moderation: Islamist Parties in Jordan and Yemen and (with Laleh Khalili) Policing and Prisons in the Middle East.
This event is hosted by the International Studies Program. Lunch will be provided.
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