Keith Feldman, a professor in the department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California-Berkeley, will discuss the relationship of Israeli violence in the Palestinian territories to racial politics in the United States. Feldman, author of A Shadow over Palestine: The Imperial Life of Race in America, tracks how U.S. civil rights and antiwar struggles were forged together with Israeli occupation and Palestinian resistance. Feldman provides a transnational history of American racial politics since the 1960s that is rooted in issues of militarism, dispossession, and dissent.
The event is sponsored by the University of Texas Center for Middle Eastern Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies, and the Social Justice Institute. More information online.
Location: University of Texas, Gordon-White Building (GWB) Multi-purpose Room, Austin