Publications

Refugees

(* indicates publication with undergraduate or graduate student)

“Hosting Guests, Creating Citizens: Models of Refugee Administration in Jordan and Egypt.” Co-authored with Grace Benton, Will Todman*, and Emma Murphy*. Refugee Studies Quarterly, Vol. 36, No. 2, June 2017.

Gendered Vulnerability and Forced Conscription in the War in Syria” in The Long-Term Challenges of Forced Migration: Perspectives from Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. London School of Economics Middle East Centre Collected Papers, September 2016, (pp 49-54).

Sudanese and Somali Refugees in Jordan: Hierarchies of Aid and Protracted Displacement from Protracted Crises.” Co-authored with Abbie Taylor, Will Todman*, and Emma Murphy*. Middle East Report (MERIP), vol 279, August 2016.

Syria’s Refugee Crisis [click to download] in Great Decisions 2015 Briefing Book. Foreign Policy Association, January 2015, pp. 65-76.

Cultural Orientation: Refugees from Syria [click to download] Center for Applied Linguistics, Nov 2014. This backgrounder provides resettlement communities with basic information about Syrian refugees.

“Gender, conscription and protection, and the war in Syria” by Rochelle Davis, Abbie Taylor,  and Emma Murphy. Forced Migration Review 47, September 2014.

What Do You Miss Most? Syrian Refugees Respond [click to go to website] by Rochelle Davis & Abbie Taylor, Jadaliyya.com, December 2013. Arabic Version here:               ما هو أكثر شيء تشتاق إليه؟ أجوبة اللاجئين السوريين

Syrian Refugee Report Sept 2013 [click to download] by Rochelle Davis & Abbie Taylor. 

Report on Urban Refugees — Iraqis in Jordan 2012 [click to download] by Rochelle Davis with Abbie Taylor. 

The Many Roles of Turkey in the Syrian Crisis, January 2013 by Asli Ilgit and Rochelle Davis. 

Syrian Refugees: Lessons from Other Conflicts and Possible Policies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. August 2012.

Culture and the Military

“Counterinsurgency and Culture: The 2003 U.S. Invasion of Iraq” in  Volk, Lucia, ed. The Middle East in the World: An Introduction. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe Publishers (March 2014), pp. 279-292.

Culture as a Weapon System [click to download], (Middle East Report, Summer 2010)

— Translated into German: “Kultur als Waffensystem” in Wissenschaft & Frieden. Issue 2011-1: Moderne Kriegsführung, pp. 35-40.

Iraqi Culture and the US Military: Understanding Training, Experiences, and Attitudes” with Dahlia Elzein* and Dena Takruri*, in Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency. Edited by John Kelley, Beatrice Jauregui, Sean T. Mitchell, Jeremy Walton. (University of Chicago Press: 2010.)

Palestinian Society and History

Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced. (Stanford University Press, 2011), 312 pages. (Co-Winner of the Middle East Studies Association’s Albert Hourani Book Award to recognize outstanding publishing in Middle East studies. November 2011.)

Palestine and the Palestinians in the 21st Century (Indiana University Press, 2013), co-edited by Rochelle Davis and Mimi Kirk.

“’Visit Palestine’: A Brief Study of Palestine Posters co-authored with Dan Walsh. Jerusalem Quarterly, 61 (2015), pp. 69-83.

“Palestinian Village Books as Collective Autobiographies: Recounting the homeland, history, and stories of Palestinian villages” in Representations and Visions of Homeland in Arabic Literature, Sebastian Gunther, ed. Georg-August-Universität Göttingen: Seminar für Arabistik/Islamwissenschaft, 2015.

The Artwork of ‘Palestinian Affairs’” co-authored with Emma Murphy*. Signal: A Journal of International Political Graphics and Culture. Vol 3, 2015, pp. 6-37.

Childhood Memories of Jerusalem” in Aborted Modernity: Arab Jerusalem and Colonial Transformation 1917-2006. Edited by Lena Jayyusi. (Interlink Publishers, forthcoming.)

“Matar `Abdelraheem: From a village in Palestine to a refugee camp in Syria” in Struggle and Survival in Israel and Palestine. Edited by Mark Levine and Gershon Shafir. (University of California Press, July 2012).

“al-Nashu’ Filastiniyan fil-Quds qabl 1948” [Palestinian Childhood in Jerusalem before 1948] in al-Quds: Tarikh al-Mustaqbal [Jerusalem: History for the Future], edited by Issam Nassar. (Beirut: Institute for Palestine Studies, 2010), pp. 75-124.

Mapping the Past, Recreating the Homeland: Palestinian Memories of pre-1948 Village Life.Nakba: Palestine, 1948, and the Claims of Memory. Ed. Ahmad Sa’di and Lila Abu-Lughod. (NY: Columbia University Press, 2007.)

Village Memorial Books as Collective Autobiographies [al-Kutub al-tadhkariya al-filastiniya wal-siyar al-dhatiya al-jamaa`iya].” Studies in the Social History of Bilad al-Sham: Reading Biography and Autobiography [Dirasaat fil-tarikh al-ijtima`i li-bilad al-sham: qira’aat fil-siyar wal-siyar al-dhatiya]. Ed. Issam Nassar and Salim Tamari . (Beirut, Lebanon: Institute for Palestine Studies, 2007.)

Peasant Narratives Memorial Book Sources for Jerusalem Village History [pdf], (Jerusalem Quarterly, January 2004)

Commemorating Education: Recollections of the Arab College in Jerusalem, 1918-1948 [pdf], (Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 2003)

Other Publications

Assigning Students to Edit Wikipedia: four case studies Co-authored with Brian Carver, Robin T. Kelley, Jonathan A. Obar, and LiAnna L. Davis. in E-Learning and Digital Media: Special Issue on The Philosophy of Peer Learning.  Vol. 9, No. 3, 2012.

Assigning Wikipedia editing: Triangulation toward understanding university student engagement. Co-authored with Amy Roth and Brian Carver. First Monday [Online], 18.6: June 2013.

Tradicion y Modernidad” (Culturas: revista de analises y debate sobre Oriente Proximo y el Mediterraneo [Cultures: A Magazine of Analysis and Debate on Middle East and the Mediterranean], 2008).

Language and Loss, Or How to Bark Like a Dog and Other Lessons from al-Jahiz, (Critique, Spring 2004)

Guest Editor, Palestinian Cultural Expression through Political TurmoilJerusalem Quarterly, Winter 2006, Issue 25.

 

Co-Translations

Poetry of Rebellion: The Life, Verse and Death of Nuh Ibrahim during the 1936-39 Revolt [pdf], by Samih Shabeeb, Jerusalem Quarterly,Winter 2006, Issue 25.

Perhaps no other Palestinian popular poet garnered the fame and popularity of Nuh Ibrahim.  He is known for composing for the 1936-1939 Palestinian Revolt and to peasants working their grapevines, orchards and wheat fields. He spoke and wrote in everyday language, as a provocateur and broadcaster for the revolt, in which he also participated as a fighter. Perhaps his coherence as a popular poet results from his additional status as witness and martyr [shahid wa shaheed] to the events of modern Palestinian history.

The Poetic Expression of a Political Man: Ibrahim Nasrallah Introduces Diwani, a collection of poems by Ahmad Hilmi Abdelbaqi [pdf], by Ibrahim Nasrallah, Jerusalem Quarterly, Winter 2006, Issue 25.

This essay was written by poet and novelist Ibrahim Nasrallah. “Researchers and historians concur on the important political and economic role Ahmad Hilmi Abdelbaqi played in the Palestinian struggle from the 1920s onward. He maintained a significant presence at Palestinian political and economic gatherings that aimed at maintaining the Arabness of Palestine and defending the country. In this article we cast light on another part of his character that has remained largely unknown until the present publication of his poems – that of Ahmad Hilmi, the poet, a bountiful and gifted mind expressing itself in verse.”