Society of Scholars Cohort Archive
The Society of Scholars is an intellectual community of humanists of diverse generations, academic ranks, and departmental affiliations who contribute to and learn from one another’s work. Each year, approximately eight faculty and three dissertation research fellowships support members of the Society of Scholars. Scholars in year-long residence at the University of Washington may be invited to participate as well. The group meets biweekly throughout the year to discuss their research in progress.
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Maryam Griffin (she/her/hers)
Vehicles of Decolonization: Politics and Public Transportation in the Palestinian West Bank
In my book, Vehicles of Decolonization: Politics and Public Transportation in the Palestinian West Bank, I investigate collective Palestinian mobility via public transit as a productive site of social struggle. Based on field research, I argue that Israel exerts control over Palestinian mobility in order to extend its settler colonialism in the West Bank and that Palestinians use transit as a vehicle for decolonizing relations of mobility at quotidian, explicitly political, and artistic registers.