Rema Hammami is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Birzeit University

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 4:10pm
963 Schermerhorn Extension
Scheps Memorial Lectures and Workshops

Rema Hammami

“The Politics of Gender in the Flat-Pack 'Peace': GBV (Gender Based Violence) Programming as Global Governmentality in occupied Palestine"

Rema Hammami is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Birzeit University in the occupied West Bank where she has been a faculty member in the Institute of  Women’s Studies since 1995. She received her MA and PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Temple University in Philadelphia, and is a Carnegie Centennial Fellow this semester at the Middle East Institute of Columbia University. Her publications cover a wide array of issues as they relate to the Palestinian context, including: gender, nationalism and armed conflict; NGOs, politics and civil society; and everyday geographies of spatial control and resistance. Recent publications include: Who Answers to Gazan Women? A Study in Economic Rights and Security (UNWomen New York 2012); and “Qalandiya: Jerusalem’s Tora Bora and the Frontiers of Global Inequality”, Jerusalem Quarterly, Spring 2010. Dr. Hammami is a contributing editor to Middle East ReportsDevelopment and ChangeFeminist Review andThe Arab Studies Journal. She was appointed as the Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity for 2005-2006 at the Institute of Social Studies in the Hague.

For her full biography, please visit:

The pre-circulated paper is also available from Sonia Ahsan


Reception will follow in the Robert F. Murphy-Morton H. Fried Anthropology Lounge, Room 465 Schermerhorn Extension.