Afterwards and Other Non-Endings: Palestine, Afghanistan, and the Afterlives of War

Lila Sharif

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Abstract

A feminist refugee epistemology is about naming the affective and material nonendings and afterlives of colonial and imperial violence on refugee terms, as well as foregrounding the polylithic subjectivities that constitute “refugee.” Composed at the heels of war’s declared ending and during a global pandemic, I discuss a feminist collaboration with Dr. Yến Lê Espiritu and artwork by Mary Hazboun. I then discuss the nonendings and afterlives of the War on Terror, ending with a reflection on the importance of Palestine and Indigenous epistemologies in the study of displacement, and the U.S. academy’s response to the 2021 Gaza massacre.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-171
Number of pages8
JournalAmerasia Journal
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Afghanistan
  • Indigenous epistemologies
  • Palestine
  • U.S. academy
  • afterlives of war
  • feminist collaboration
  • militarization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History

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