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 The Politics of Boycotts Issue number 134 (May 2019) Abstract Deadline: September 1, 2017 Issue editors: E. Natalie Rothman and Andrew Zimmerman This issue of the Radical History ...  Read More »

[The following written statement and video was issued by the Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila on 13 June 2017 in response to news that the the Jordanian government had officially cancelled their 27 June 2017 show ...  Read More »

[DC Panel Discussion -- Fifty Years of Occupation: Looking Back, Looking Forward. Thursday, 15 June 2017 10:30 – 12:00 pm. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1779 Massachusetts Avenue ...  Read More »

[The following announcement was issued by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) on 7 June 2017 via email] In conjunction with the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, the AAUP is ...  Read More »

[This call was released by Academics for Peace on 7 June 2017. The statement is also available in Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Kurdish ...  Read More »

Call for Book Proposals in Palestinian Studies New Directions in Palestinian Studies publishes innovative conceptual, archival, and ethnographic research projects that transcend the dominant Orientalist and nationalist ...  Read More »

[The following letter was issued by the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association on 2 June 2017, in response to the abrupt cancellation of the search to fill the position ...  Read More »

[The following letter was issued by the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association on 19 May 2017, in response to the memo released by the Turkish Council for ...  Read More »

[The following video and introduction were co-produced by Studio Kawakeb and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)] The world has catastrophically failed millions of people fleeing war, persecution and despair. ...  Read More »

[The following press release was issued by the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) on 25 May 2017] For Immediate Release May 25, 2017 Contact: Geoffrey Knox 917-414-1749 gknox@geoffreyknox.com Federal Appeals ...  Read More »

School of Politics and International Relations Friday, 26 May 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST) London, England Only those with tickets can attend. You will be asked to present your ticket and photo ID at the ...  Read More »

Middle East Report No. 281 (Spring 2017) ACTIVISM Many commentators declare that the Arab uprisings of 2011 have ended. But in the eyes of many activists in the region, the uprisings are not over, even if the ...  Read More »

Heritage Watch Day:  Heneine Palace & Dalieh of Raouche  By Save Beirut Heritage & The Civil Campaign to Protect the Dalieh of Raouche 18-21 May 2017 Beirut, Lebanon Beirut has two of 50 ...  Read More »

Call for Applicants "The Spatial Turn in Questions of Justice" Social Justice and The City Program Issam Fares Institute American University of Beirut Does your research bring up issues of social or ...  Read More »

The Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM) Calls on Palestinian/Arab Youth to apply to participate in: The 2nd Palestinian/Arab Youth Summer School 2017: Political Education and Transnational Movement Building The Summer ...  Read More »

Middle East Studies at Brown University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Middle East Studies (MES). The position is open to all disciplines, with a preference for the social sciences such as ...  Read More »

[The following report summary was published by the International Organization for Migration on 14 May 2017. For the full report, click here.] The Task Force for Population Movement (TFPM), co-led by IOM and ...  Read More »

2017 INAUGURAL AGAPS BOOK AWARD The Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS) invites nominations for its inaugural 2017 Book Award. Nominations can be made either by the publisher or the author. ...  Read More »

Last year we watched as the condition of academic freedom eroded in Egypt, Gaza, Turkey, and elsewhere in the Middle East. The situation for scholars in Turkey, in particular, has reached a low that none of us could ...  Read More »

Trinity College Dublin 12 September 2017 Conference Announcement and Call for Papers Academic freedom includes the liberty of individuals to express freely opinions about the institution or system in which they work, ...  Read More »

June 2017 will mark fifty years of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem. The anniversary makes all too evident what activists and scholars have long noted: the Israeli military ...  Read More »

[The following report was published by the Gulf Center for Human Rights on 24 April 2017.] Oman: Internal Security Service Continues Systematic Targeting of Human Rights Defenders and Internet Activists According to ...  Read More »

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Middle East war, the Centers for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley, UCLA and UC Santa arbara will host contemporaneous events to address this significant ...  Read More »

[The following report was published by the Gulf Center for Human Rights on 23 April 2017.] Saudi human rights defender Mohammed Abdullah Al-Otaibi has called for international support after being forced to ...  Read More »

Arab Studies Journal Volume XXV, no. 1 (Spring 2017) EDITOR'S NOTE Since the November 2016 elections, the dying gasps of US exceptionalism has meant the intensification of attacks on the lives and movement of people ...  Read More »

As a thirteenth year of Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) draws to a close across campuses in over two hundred cities around the world, Visualizing Palestine shares two new data visualizations on the impact of campus ...  Read More »

The legal, bureaucratic, and physical manifestations of racism are often just complex enough to seem invisible or accidental (at least to those not directly affected). The 2020 municipal plan for Jerusalem pulled back ...  Read More »

2017 BOOK PRIZE COMPETITION The Political Economy Project (PEP) is pleased to invite nominations for our 2017 Middle East Political Economy Book Prize. PEP aims to recognize and disseminate ...  Read More »

[The following report summary was published by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights on 10 April 2017. For the full report, click here.] In light of Bahrain’s upcoming review by the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT), ...  Read More »

[The following report was originally published on 13 April 2017 by the International Crisis Group. The full report can be found here.] War in denying Yemenis food to eat. This special briefing, the first of four ...  Read More »

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What is Vox Populi?

Vox Populi features popular artistic and aesthetic expressions that emanate from the Middle East. It seeks to highlight silenced and/or underrepresented cultural forms and conduits while challenging official and mainstream cultural production and narratives about the region. In addition to showcasing the independent work of ordinary citizens and groups—which includes street art, graffiti, popular non-commercial songs, hip hop, DIY YouTube series, etc.—the page aims to capture new and changing forms, spaces, and avenues of political socialization and mobilization. Through interviews, analysis, individual and institutional profiles, video snippets, films, music videos, and visual and street art, Vox Populi communicates and showcases important trends about/from the region that are often left out in what is otherwise serious analytical treatments.

Featured material does not necessarily constitute an endorsement by Jadaliyya. Rather, it reflects trends, patterns, and emergent spaces for alternative forms of expression. 

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