The Impossible Union of Arab and Jew: Reflections on Dissent, Remembrance and Redemption


Listen to the 2008 Edward Said Memorial Lecture delivered by Sara Roy at the University of Adelaide on 11 October 2008:

Download the text of the lecture in PDF: <>.

Sara Roy is a senior research scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University.  Trained as a political economist, Roy has worked in the Gaza Strip and West Bank since 1985, conducting research primarily on the economic, social, and political development of the Gaza Strip and on U.S. foreign aid to the region.  Her current research examines the social and economic sectors of the Palestinian Islamic movement.  Roy is the author of The Gaza Strip: The Political Economy of De-development and Failing Peace: Gaza and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (London: Pluto Press, 2007) among other books and articles.  She is completing Islam and Social Islam in Palestine (Princeton University Press, forthcoming).

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