Next on 13: Refugee Housing and the Global Shelter Imaginary with Prof. Daniel Bertrand Monk

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On the latest episode of 13, George R. And Myra T. Cooley Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Professor of Geography Daniel Bertrand Monk discusses a newly published work that focuses a critical eye on United Nations refugee housing efforts and the organization’s partnership with IKEA.

Professor Monk is an expert on critical geopolitics, the Israel/Palestine conflict, and critical theory. Monk is also the author of An Aesthetic Occupation: The Immediacy of Architecture and the Palestine Conflict, “Welcome to Crisis: Notes for a History of the Popular Histories of the Arab-Israeli War of June 1967,” and most recently he co-authored The Global Shelter Imaginary, Ikea Humanitarianism and the Rationalization of Rightless Relief with Andrew Herscher. 

Monk earned his bachelor’s degree at Columbia College of Columbia University, his master’s from Columbia University, and his PhD from Princeton University.

Each episode of 13, Colgate’s biweekly podcast, digs into the work of a University community member by asking 13 questions. Episodes highlight the wide array of academic disciplines at Colgate, with interviews featuring faculty from political science, sociology and anthropology, physics and astronomy, women’s studies, English, Africana and Latin American studies, and many more.

Previous episodes of 13 have featured: Peter Balakian, Sam Rosenfeld, DeWitt Godfrey, Esther Rosbrook, Rebecca Shiner, Dawn LaFrance, Brittney Dorow ’17, Mari Prauer, Carolyn Guile, Nancy Ries, Joanna Holvey-Bowles, Martin Wong, Pamela Gramlich, Dorsey Spencer Jr., Danielle Nied, Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar, F. Scott Kraly, Kerra Hunter, Joe Levy, Nicki Moore, Ken Valente, Sarah Keen, Daniel Benton ’80, Laura H. Jack, Carrie Keating, Robert Kraynak, Dan Gough, Jennifer Tomlinson, Ana Jimenez, Alicia Simmons, Juan Fernando Ibarra Del Cuentro, Karen Harpp, Kwazi Konadu, Paul McLoughlin II, Anthony Aveni, Robert Garland, Ryan Hall, Craig Hatkoff ’76, Susan Thomson, Nick Kokonas ’91, Jessica Graybill, Brian W. Casey, Jeff Bary, Jennifer Brice, Ellen Percy Kraly, Danielle Lupton, Ynesse Abdul-Malak, Nimanthi Rajasingham, and John Pumilio.

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