Nowhere to run? Decolonising the study of the Middle East between Area Studies and International Relations
For years, we have come to think of the knowledge/power relationship in Middle East Studies in terms of the ways in which knowledge has served power via Oriental or Area Studies. More recently, we have come to understand the ways in which International Relations, too, has been shaped by concerns with ordering the world not only in terms of policy advice but also the shaping of concepts and theories. What does it take to decolonise the study of the Middle East when we are caught between two fields that are deeply implicated in concerns with ordering the world?
Watch her keynote speech delivered on July 9, 2021. Moderated by Neve Gordon, Queen Mary University of London.