Two quick administrative announcements

As I’m sure many of you have noticed, not much has been published on the blog lately. I hope this does not concern anyone. It’s almost finals week at the University of Chicago and it’s time to settle down and become best friends with both my textbooks and my professors. I can’t wait to get back into the groove of things soon!

Regarding the ‘groove of things’, this blog focuses on the Palestinian identity mainly as it appears (and should appear) in independent and institutionalized media. And after over a year of writing about Palestine at desks more than 6000 miles away, I’m fortunate enough to say that I’ll be writing at a desk in the Gaza Strip later this month. I’m making this announcement for two reasons. First, the tone of the blog might shift while I’m away. Instead of focusing on structured analyses of Palestine in relation to international foreign affairs, I hope to write at a more personal level. I expect to observe and reflect while I’m there and I’ll do my best to infuse the human aspect of the occupation in all that I write. Second, I’m not too sure if internet will be readily available. If worse comes to worst, I’ll save everything until I get back to Chicago where I’ll publish things steadily but intermittently.

Thanks for your continuous support and I’ll be sure to keep you posted on all the interesting experiences I expect to encounter during my trip.

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