PARGC 2014 Postdoctoral Scholar Colloquium by Shayna Silverstein

PARGC Shayna Silverstein

March 20, 2014: Shayna Silverstein, Mellon postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum, presented "A Third Way is Possible: Civil Resistance and the Construction of Dignity in the Syrian Conflict" during a postdoctoral scholar colloquium for the Annenberg School for Communication's Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication. Her talk examined how the term karama, or dignity, has become a framing device by which Syrian activists articulate creative new ways to negotiate the ongoing escalation of violence, sectarianism, and technologies of destruction.