POLITICAL ECONOMY SUMMER INSTITUTE
9-12 June, 2016
On behalf of the Political Economy Project (PEP) Pedagogy Working Group, we are happy to announce the first Middle East Political Economy Summer Institute to be held on the campus of George Mason University, June 9-12. This multidisciplinary Summer Institute is intended to address the needs of doctoral students researching the Middle East who may not have received formal instruction in critical political economy in their own PhD programs.
The goals of the Summer Institute are to help foster critical political economy approaches to the study of the region by bringing together select faculty leaders and student participants for three days of intensive discussion of key texts in critical political economy. In addition to the faculty-led sessions on topics such as class formation, imperialism, and labor, students will be presenting and receiving feedback on their current doctoral research projects.
The Summer Institute is a step towards creating a community of scholars working within the tradition of critical political economy on issues of historical and contemporary relevance to the Middle East. Selected sessions and student presentations will be recorded.
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Organizers and Committee Members
PEP Pedagogy Working Group: Samer Abboud (Arcadia University); Max Ajl (Cornell University); Omar Dahi (Hampshire College); Bassam Haddad (George Mason University); Shana Marshall (George Washington University), and Ziad Abu-Rish (Ohio University).
Political Economy Project (PEP) Steering Committee: Joel Beinin (Stanford University), Omar Dahi (Hampshire College), Wael Gamal (Journalist), Bassam Haddad (George Mason University), Adam Hanieh (SOAS, University of London), Shana Marshall (George Washington University), Sherene Seikaly (University of California, Santa Barbara), Ahmad Shokr (New York University), Mandy Turner (Kenyon Institute, East Jerusalem) and Rafeef Ziadeh (SOAS).
2016 SPEI Participants
Faculty Participants and General Session Topics
(in no particular order) [follow link for bios]:
• Sayres Rudy (Independent Scholar): Marx and Capital
• Max Ajl (Cornell University): Marx and Capital
• Adam Hanieh (SOAS): Class Formation
• James Boyce (UMass, Amherst): Political Economy of the Environment
• Sandra Halperin (University of London, Royal Holloway): State Formation
• William Robinson (UC, Santa Barbara): Imperialism
• Karen Pfeifer (Smith): Labor
• George DeMartino (University of Denver): Critique of Neoclassical Economics
of London, Royal Holloway): State Formation
• Dale Tomich (Binghamton University): World Systems Theory
• Andrew Zimmerman (George Washington University): Peasant Politics & Rural Economies
[follow link for bios]:
• Claudie Fioroni (Department of Anthropology and Sociology of Development, Geneva): ethnography of the Jordan Phosphate Mines Company
• Ethan Jerome Morton (University of Arkansas): Palestinian labor in the settlement industrial zone of Mishor Adumim and agricultural labor on settlements in the Jordan Valley
• Salim Abu Thaher (Birzeit): urban socioeconomic segregation in Palestine with Ramallah as a case study
• Boian Boianov (UC-Santa Cruz): politics of water in Oman
• Lana Salman (UC-Berkeley): municipalities and land commodification in Tunisia
• China Sajadian (CUNY): reconfiguration of rural property relations and migration patterns in Lebanon
• Mohammed Rafi Arefin (University of Wisconsin-Madison): Politics of sanitary infrastructures in Cairo
• Artemis Kubala (Independent Scholar, Palestine): case study of stone quarries in West Bank economy
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