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The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies is hosting Rachel Brown for both a morning workshop and an afternoon talk. While we’d love if you could make it to both sessions, it’s no problem if you can’t; simply scroll down on the registration page to indicate which session you plan on attending.

In the workshop session, she’ll discuss chapter 1 of her forthcoming paper, titled Land, Reproductive Labor and Accumulation: Situating Migrant Carework in Israel/Palestine”. Jewish Studies grad fellow Jake Beckert will serve as respondent.

Later on at 12:30, Rachel will give a talk titled “Unsettled Labors: Migrant Caregivers in Israel/Palestine”, in which she will share some research from the aforementioned paper. This paper draws on worker and citizen narratives, labor court judgments, labor history and recruitment agency material to examine how migrant caregivers are comparatively gendered and racialized in the Israeli/Palestinian context.

About the speaker

portrait of Rachel Brown smiling wearing trendy red long-sleeve shirt Rachel Brown‘s research and teaching interests include feminist and queer political theory, settler colonialism, Marxist feminism and questions of labor migration, transnational feminisms, and the politics of debt.

She earned her doctorate from The Graduate Center, City University of New York in 2017. Her book manuscript, Unsettled Labors: Migrant Caregivers in Palestine/Israel, is under contract at Duke University Press. Her work has appeared in Feminist Theory, Political Theory, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Theory & Event, and Global Networks. Her most recent article is forthcoming in Race & Class.


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