We are delighted to announce that Professor Hanan Toukan, who holds the Adrienne Minassian Visiting Professorship in Honor of Marilyn Jenkins-Madina 1962 at Brown University’s Middle East Studies, will be presenting at our Colloquium. The title of Professor Toukan’s presentation is “From PLO to NGO: Arts, Letters and the Dissonance of Dissent after the Cold War.”
Before joining Brown, Professor Toukan has taught at the Freie Universität Berlin as well as at SOAS, University of London. She has also guest lectured at Goldsmiths University in art history and visual cultures as well as Campus in Camps in Palestine. Professor Toukan was a EUME postdoctoral Fellow in Berlin in 2012-2013 and a Kenyon Institute Visiting Scholar in East Jerusalem in 2012. Toukan is currently working on her manuscript, entitled Intimate Encounters: Globality, Art and Cultural Diplomacy in Postwar Lebanon. Her writings have appeared in Arab Studies Journal, Cultural Politics, Journal for Palestine Studies, Review of Middle East Studies, Jerusalem Quarterly, SCTIW Review, Jadaliyya and Ibraaz amongst others. She has also contributed to Narrating Conflict in the Middle East: Discourse, Image and Communication Practices in Lebanon and Palestine (2013, edited by Dina Matar and Zahera Harb) and to Commitment and Beyond: Locating the Political in Arabic Literature since the 1940s (2015, edited by Frederike Pannewick and Georges Khalil).
The colloquium will be held at the Danforth Lecture Hall, RISD Museum on Tuesday, April 4, 2018 at 10:15 AM. A light brunch will be served.