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Sarah El Bulbeisi

Research Associate

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Sarah El Bulbeisi joined the OIB in November 2019 after completing her PhD at the Institute for Near and Middle East Studies at the LMU Munich, Germany. Before joining the OIB, she coordinated the DAAD project “Violence, Forced Migration and Exile: Trauma in the Arab World and in Germany”, a Higher Education Dialogue between Palestinian and Lebanese universities as well as with the LMU Munich. Prior to that, she worked as a lecturer and research associate at the Institute for Near and Middle East Studies at the LMU Munich. Her PhD thesis “Taboo, Trauma and Identity: Subject Constructions of Palestinians in Germany and Switzerland, 1960 to 2015” draws on conversations, life stories and participant observation and explores the tension between the (family) histories of first and second generation Palestinians, which are characterized by the experience of expulsion and dispossession, and the reshaping of this experience in the Western European representation of the so called Middle East conflict. El Bulbeisi`s postdoc research at the OIB revolves around the interrelations between objective violence (Slavoj Zizek) and the construction of masculinities in contemporary Lebanon.

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Masculinities in Contemporary Lebanon


My postdoctoral project examines the re-negotiation of gender norms, images and roles in the broader context of objective violence (Žižek), i.e. violence emerging from economic and political systems and reverberating on a discursive level.


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Monograph

  • Tabu, Trauma und Identität: Subjektkonstruktionen von PalästinenserInnen in Deutschland und in der Schweiz, 1960-2015. Bielefeld (transcript), September 2020

Articles

  • "Palestine in the Imagination of the Imperial German Self: Gustav Dalman and the Bavarian War Archive", Palestine from Above: Surveillance, Cartography, Control (Part 2), Jerusalem Quarterly Issue 82 (Summer 2020)

  • "The Relation between Trauma and Identity: On Being Palestinian in Germany", in: Mitri Raheb (ed.), Diaspora and Identity: The Case of Palestine, Bethlehem 2017

Translations

  • Hlehel, Amr. "Der palästinensische Film: eine Frage von Leben und Tod", Sicherheit, CINEMA. Translated by Sarah El Bulbeisi. Marburg 2007

Articles in Press Media

  • “Alle belügen sich – der Staat profitiert: Fünf libanesische Intellektuelle nehmen Stellung zur Lage in ihrem Land”, Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), 26. August 2020.

Invited talks

  • “Taboo, Trauma, and Identity: Subject Constructions of Palestinians in Germany and Switzerland”, book presentation at the Summer School “Palästina Spricht”, 1–2 August 2020, Berlin.

  • “The Middle East Conflict and the Palestinians in Israel”, Münchner Kammerspiele, 2017, Munich.

  • “On Trauma and Melancholia”, at the conference “Forms of Violence”, Ludwig Maximilians Universität (LMU), 2016, München.

  • “Being Palestinian in Germany”, at the inaugural IASC (International Association for Spiritual Care) Conference “Spiritual Care and Migration”, Universität Bern, 2016, Berne.

  • “Palästina – Erinnerungen”, at “Gespräche im Park”, Pasinger Fabrik, Kultur- und Bürgerzentrum der Landeshauptstadt München, 2012, Munich.

Organization of scholarly meetings

  • Organisation of the workshop “Collective Action, Social Movements, and Civil Society in the Arab Region”, DAAD Higher Education Dialogue with the Muslim World, 13–15 February 2020, Berlin.

  • Organisation and moderation of the workshop “Identity in the Age of Migration and Globalisation”, DAAD Higher Education Dialogue with the Muslim World, 2019, Tunis.

  • Organisation and moderation of the workshop “Violence and Ideology”, DAAD Higher Education Dialogue with the Muslim World, LMU, 2019, Munich.

  • Organisation and moderation of the workshop “Academic Writing in English”, DAAD Higher Education Dialogue with the Muslim World, LMU, 2018, Munich.

  • Organisation and moderation of the workshop “Working with ATLAS.ti, the Software for Qualitative Data Analysis”, DAAD Higher Education Dialogue with the Muslim World, 2018, Amman.

  • Organisation and moderation of the workshop “Studying Trauma from an Interdisciplinary Perspective”, DAAD Higher Education Dialogue with the Muslim World, LMU, 2018, Munich.

  • Organisation and moderation of the workshop “Developing Research Designs”, Research Group Violence, Forced Migration and Exile, DAAD Higher Education Dialogue with the Muslim World, LMU, 2017, Munich.

  • Organisation and moderation of the workshop “Qualitative and Quantitative Data Collection Methods”, Research Group Violence, Forced Migration and Exile, DAAD Higher Education Dialogue with the Muslim World, LMU, 2017, Munich.

  • Organisation and moderation of the workshop “Data Analysis Methods”, Research Group Violence, Forced Migration and Exile, DAAD Higher Education Dialogue with the Muslim World, 2017, Amman.

  • Organisation and moderation of the panel “Violence, Forced Migration and Exile in the Arab World”, at the 33. Deutscher Orientalistentag (DOT) “Asia, Africa and Europe”, 2017, Jena.

  • Organisation and moderation of the panel “Studying Palestine in Germany - an Inventory”, at the international DAVO congress, 2016, Tübingen.

  • Organisation und moderation of the workshop “Palestine in Arab Media”, Research Group Arabic Mass Media and (Trans-)Regional Network Culture, Institute of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, LMU, 2016, Munich.