Medical Anthropology for Palestine is a resource for non-experts to integrate Palestine into our classrooms and syllabi in medical anthropology, disability studies, global health, environmental health, and beyond. We believe Palestine is not only an urgent political struggle, but also an important site for knowledge production–with particular relevance to our subfields. This is not intended as an introduction to Palestine (please see this list of additional resources). Instead, this is a tool for teaching key concepts with and through scholarship from Palestine.

We’ve divided this resource into six topical categories that reflect key concepts already taught in our existing classes. Each topic contains two weeks (Class A and Class B), complete with assigned readings and multimedia, discussion questions, and further related reading and resources. We hope that this will enable you to integrate teaching about Palestine into your syllabi–even if you may not feel equipped to do so as a “non-expert.”

We encourage you to take whatever is useful to you and your course planning. We also encourage you to drop us a line about how you are using this resource, or if you would like to contribute to this ongoing project. Finally, we’d like to express our gratitude to the various contributors (many of whom are listed below) whose suggestions were indispensable to the project.

– Emma Shaw Crane and Emily Lim Rogers

Contributors: Anisha Chadha, Arseli Dokumaci, Jiya Pandya, Kimberly Fernandes, Linda Luu, Maira Hayat, Maya Wind, Timothy Y Loh, Yasir SP, & other generous interlocutors

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