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אירוע // יום עיון: לימודי מזרחיות בצומת דרכים: לכתוב מחדש את הגוף, השפה ואת הזכרון התרבותי שפה והזכרון [אן ארבור / מקוון] 30.11.22

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Mizrahi Studies at the Intersection: Rewriting Body, Language, and Cultural Memory

Schedule according to EST

Symposium Organizers, Co-Head Fellows

Ruth Tsoffar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Ella Shohat, New York University 

Frankel Institute Fellows

Merav Alush-Levron, Tel-Aviv University

Rafael Balulu, Israel Institute of Technology

Inbal Blau (Maimon), Ono Academic Colleg e

Yali Hashash, Or Yehuda College

Gal Levy, The Open University of Israel

Liron Mor, University of California, Irvine

Daniel Schroeter, University of Minnesota

Naphtaly Shem-Tov, The Open University of Israel

Ella Shohat, New York University

Ruth Tsoffar, University of Michigan

Erez Tzfadia, Sapir College

Guest Speakers

Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber, Suffolk University

Orit Ouaknine-Yekutieli, Ben-Gurion University

Raz Yosef, Tel Aviv University

Symposium Schedule (EST)

9:30 a.m. – Coffee/ Breakfast

10:00 a.m. – Welcoming Words

Maya Barzilai, Director, Frankel Center

Ruth Tsoffar

Ella Shohat

10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Panel I: Reframing Space, Memory, and


Moderator: Gal Levy

Orit Ouaknine-Yekutieli, “Returning to Morocco: Intergenerational Practices of Heritage and Homeland”

Daniel Schroeter, “Remembering Morocco: The Global Moroccan Jewish Diaspora”

Erez Tzfadia, “Home and Citizenship: Mizrahiyut and Informality in Settler-Colonial Spatiality”

12:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Panel II: Discourses and Practices of


Moderator: Rafael Balulu

Merav Alush-Levron, “Mizrahi Autoethnography and the Inter-Generational Art of Memory”

Naphtaly Shem-Tov, “‘Fricha is a Beautiful Name’: Performance as Theatrical Interr uption”

Yali Hashash, “The Lost Academic Work of Mizrahi Women”

2:30 p.m. – Coffee Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Panel III, Decolonizing the Mizrahi Body

Moderator: Liron Mor

Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber, “‘Maybe We Did Them a Favor:’ Reading the Kidnapped Babies Affair Through Intersectional Feminist Lens”

Inbal Blau (Maimon), “Healing the Wounds: Legal Perspective on Injustices against the Mizrahim”

Raz Yosef, “Ethnicity, Disidentification, and Queer Performativity: The Arisa Mizrahi Party Line Videos”

4:30 p.m. – Coffee Break

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Discussion: Mizrahi Studies at the Intersection

This is a hybrid event.
Rackham East and West Conference Rooms
Zoom Registration: https://myumi.ch/wMPxz


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