Kareem Rabie is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at The University of Illinois, Chicago. His work focuses on privatization, urban development, and the state-building project in the West Bank.

While on research leave in 2021, Kareem is visiting fellow at CUNY’s Center for Place, Culture, and Politics; and Committee on Globalization and Social Change.

Previously he was Harper-Schmidt Fellow at the University of Chicago; Marie Curie Fellow/Senior Researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford; and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at American University in Washington, DC.

His first book, Palestine is Throwing a Party and the Whole World is Invited came out in summer 2021 from Duke University Press.

Here are some things reviewers have said about it.

Here is a list of upcoming and recorded talks.

Kareem’s current research focuses on the new human geographies of Palestine/China trade.

And you can find some recent writing here.

You can order the book from Duke for 30% off with code E21RABIE. It is also available at the Seminary Co-op BookstoreAmazon, and elsewhere books are sold.

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Thursday 23 September 2021, 1PM EDT
** Rescheduled from May **
A conversation with Mezna Qato and David Harvey
CUNY Center for Place, Culture, and Politics
Zoom registration

Wednesday 24 November 2021, 6PM CET
ETH Zurich
Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (GTA)
Registration TBA

Thursday 2 December 2021, noon EST
George Washington University
Institute for Middle East Studies
Zoom registration

Recorded and past:

15 July 2021
Interview on Doug Henwood’s “Behind the News
KPFA 94.1 FM, Berkeley

5 June 2021
Keynote conversation with Sherene Seikaly
Arab Studies Institute’s Political Economy Project
2021 Political Economy Summer Institute