The International Studies Program welcomed professor and author Jillian Schwedler to the Homewood campus on December 13 to discuss her new book Protesting Jordan: Geographies of Power and Dissent. Students and faculty took a break from reading period to hear how Professor Schwedler believes space and geography influence protests and repression, using the rebellion in Jordan as a back-drop.
Dr. Jillian Schwedler is Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York’s Hunter College and the Graduate Center and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Crown Center at Brandeis University. Her research currently focuses on contentious politics and political geography, particularly concerning protests in urban and peri-urban settings. Her books include the award-winning Faith in Moderation: Islamist Parties in Jordan and Yemen and (with Laleh Khalili) Policing and Prisons in the Middle East.