Studying Zionism at the PLO

Global History Workshop
Event date: 
March 31, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Speaker(s): 
Jonathan Gribetz
Princeton University
Seminar Series: 
Global History Workshop
Co-Sponsored by: 
Program in History and the Practice of Diplomacy
Audience: 
Public

“Studying Zionism at the PLO”
Jonathan Gribetz
Assistant Professor, Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University


To attend to this workshop, please RSVP to Jennifer Loessy at jloessy@princeton.edu. Lunch will be served, and maximum attendance is  25 people.

Jonathan Marc Gribetz is an assistant professor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies and in the Program in Judaic Studies. He teaches about the history of Zionism, Palestine, Israel, Jerusalem, and the Arab-Jewish encounter. His first book, Defining Neighbors: Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter (Princeton University Press, 2014), investigated the mutual perceptions of Zionists and Arabs in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, showing the prominent place of religious and racial categories in the ways in which these communities imagined and related to one another. His current research focuses on post-1967 Palestinian nationalist interpretations of Judaism and Zionism.
 
Before joining the Princeton faculty, Gribetz was an assistant professor of Jewish Studies and History at Rutgers University, a Starr Fellow in Judaica at Harvard University, a Wolfe Fellow in Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto, and an Amado Fellow at the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. 
 
Gribetz earned a PhD in History from Columbia University, an MSt in Modern Jewish Studies from Oxford University, and an AB in Social Studies from Harvard University.

The Global History Workshop, held periodically over the semester, is currently engaged in on-going discussions about empire in world history, generously funded by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. For the academic year 2015-16, this venture will be subsumed under a Sawyer Seminar on “Imperial Histories and Global Regimes”, funded by the Mellon Foundation. In addition, these grants support on-going graduate workshops in Imperial and Colonial History.
 
Area of Interest: 
Foreign Relations
Global
Political History
Social History
War & Society
Region: 
Middle East and North Africa
Period: 
20th Century