Episode 19: Palestinian Feminism – with Dr. Randa Tawil

Palestinian Feminist Collective – with Dr. Randa Tawil

Our Guest

Dr. Randa Tawil

Dr. Randa Tawil is an assistant professor of Women and Gender Studies at Texas Christian University. She received her doctorate in the Department of American Studies at Yale University and she specializes in Migration and Mobility, Ethnic Studies, and Arab Middle Eastern Studies. Her manuscript, Race in Transit: Mobilities Between Greater Syria and North America, examines knowledge production around the “good” and “bad” migrant from Syria through the lens of mobility. She has articles published in academic journals, The Washington Post, and Open Democracy, and is a member of the Palestinian Feminist Collective.

The Discussion

a graph depicting incidents of violent anti-Muslim crime in the U.S., showing significant increases in 2001 and 2015-2017
two sets of maps depicting the loss of historically Palestinian-Arab land over time
Images of Israeli soldiers in Gaza posted to dating profiles
a graphic depicting the displacement of Gazans between Oct 7, 2023 – March 20, 2024, per The United Nations Relief and Works Agency
A man carries a child injured during Israeli bombardment in Rafah, circa December 2023.
protestors gathered around food, supplies, and flowers at a Free Palestine encampment at MIT, circa April 2024
a group of Orthodox Jewish men protesting against Zionism and for Palestinian liberation

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