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Nasser Abourahme

Nasser Abourahme is a researcher and urbanist whose work coalesces around the intersections between political theory, spatial practice and postcolonial critique. His latest scholarship focuses on political subjectivity, spatio-temporal fragmentation and the urban in contemporary Palestine.  He is currently working towards a PhD at Columbia University and is also a Research Affiliate and member of the Advanced Studies Group at Muwatin – the Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy.

He can be reached at: nasser.ab@gmail.com / +972542168611

Selected Publications:

(2012 forthcoming) “‘New Palestinian Men’: urban securitization, orders of signification and the making of political subjects” City and Society (under review)

(2012 forthcoming) (with Sandi Hilal) “Political Subjectification, the Production of Space and the Folding of Polarity: the case of Deheishe Camp, Palestine” in James Holston and Teresa Caldeira (eds.) Peripheries: Decentering Urban Theory University of California Berkeley Press

(2012 forthcoming) “Imagining a Just Jerusalem: citizenship and the right to the city” in Lena Jayyusi (ed.) Jerusalem Interrupted: Modernity and Colonial Transformation 1917-present, Interlink, Boston

(2011 forthcoming) (with May Jayyusi) “The Will to Revolt and the Specter of the Real: reflections on the Arab moment” CITY Vol 16 No 2

(2011) “An Era and its End: 9/11, the Arab World, and the return of the subject” CITY Vol 15 No 4

(2011) “Spatial Collisions and Discordant Temporalities: everyday life between camp and checkpoint” International Journal for Urban and Regional Research No 35 Vol 1

(2010) (with Laura Ribeiro), “Re-Weaving Fragmented Space-Time: notes from a mapping project in Palestine” Lo Squaderno No. 15

(2009) “The Bantustan Sublime: reframing the colonial in Ramallah” CITY Vol 13 Issue 4

(2009) “Self Urbanization and the Contours of Political Space in Deheishe Refugee Camp”, Jerusalem Quarterly No. 38

(2009) “Contours of the Neoliberal City: fragmentation, frontier geographies and the new circularity” Occupied London No. 4