Lana Tatour, Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Fellow, Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University
Mahum Shabir, Harvard College & CUNY Law School, Stand with Kashmir Network
This event focuses on the passive and active ways in which people living under occupation in Kashmir and Palestine resist state oppression and find places to thrive culturally, socio-politically, and academically. The event aims to show the parallels between oppressed and occupied peoples across borders, and to showcase an intellectual and inspirational conversation on the connections that have been built and can be built across occupied regions.
Lana Tatour is an Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Fellow at the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University. She is working on her book Ambivalent Resistance: Palestinians in Israel and the Liberal Politics of Settler Colonialism and Human Rights, which explores the contemporary impasse of indigenous resistance to settler colonialism, focusing on '48 Palestinians (known as Palestinian citizens of Israel). She analyzes the national movement of '48 Palestinians, the indigeneity claims of the Naqab Bedoiuns, and the politics of the Queer Palestinian movement. Mahum Shabir is a Kashmiri third year law student at the City University of New York, School of Law. She has previously worked in Indian-occupied Kashmir with movement lawyers and organizers, and has worked and organized with the Stand with Kashmir Network in NYC. She studied Government, Visual & Environmental Studies at Harvard College from where she graduated in 2011.