Through a visual tour and narrative presentation, Prof. Nadia Abu-Zahra shares the highlights of her new book -- co-authored with Adah Kay -- which chronicles how millions of Palestinians have been denationalized through the bureaucratic tools of census, population registration, blacklisting and a discriminatory legal framework. Based on first-hand accounts and extensive fieldwork, Unfree in Palestine shows how identity documents are used by Israel as a means of coercion, extortion, humiliation and informant recruitment.
Location: 251 Bank Street, 2nd Floor (Octopus Books in Centretown)
Bio: Prof. Nadia Abu-Zahra teaches in the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa. She is the author of 12 articles and book chapters on mobility and human rights, and has worked with projects affiliated with Oxfam, Oxford University, the EU, UNICEF, and CIDA, across the Middle East, Asia, and Central America. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.