Brown U's Center for Middle East Studies Hires 'Palestinian Studies' Fellow
Brown University's Center for Middle East Studies recently underwent
a renaming and restructuring, which included bringing in new hire Paul Kohlbry, whom the Brown Daily Herald
describes as "a postdoctoral fellow in Palestinian Studies." Moreover, Kohlbry announced excitedly, "We have the first chair ever in the country—if not the world—in Palestinian studies."
If previous examples, such as Columbia University's Center for Palestine Studies, are any indication, Kohlbry---who, tellingly, specializes in "settler colonial studies"---is more likely to provide anti-Israel politicking than useful scholarship on the Palestinians. Clearly, the anti-Israel proclivities of the center's former and founding director, Beshara Doumani, have made their mark.
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