Micah B.D.C Naziri, Ph.D. is a 2020 graduate of the PHD Program in Leadership and Change at Antioch University.
Dr. Naziri at his Dissertation Defense.
L-R: Dr. Jon Wergin, Committee Member, Dr. Philomena Essed, Committee Chair, Dr. Anna de Jong (not pictured), Committee Member
- Philomena Essed, Ph.D., Committee Chair
- Jon Wergin, Ph.D., Committee Member
- Anna de Jong, Ph.D., Committee Member
This dissertation concerns how Jewish-Muslim and Israel-Palestine grassroots activism can persist in the face of threats to the safety, freedom, lives, or even simply the income and employment of those engaged in acts of sustained resistance. At the heart of the study are the experiences of participants in the Hashlamah Project, an inter-religious collaboration project, involving Jews and Muslims. Across chapters and even nations, chapters of this organization faced similar threats and found universally-applicable solutions emerging for confronting those threats and persisting in the face of them. This raised the question of whether revolutionaries and activists in general can persevere with such work in the face of this sort of menacing. The study found answers to this in determining what methods were most widely employed and which had the best results. The results of the study showed an array of widely-employed methods for navigating threats in high risk activism, and persevering with such work in the face of these threats. This dissertation is available in open access at AURA: Antioch University Repository and Archive, http://aura.antioch.edu/ and OhioLINK ETD Center, https://etd.ohiolink.edu/.
Naziri, M. B. (2020). Persistence of Jewish-Muslim Reconciliatory Activism in the Face of Threats and “Terrorism” (Real and Perceived) From All Sides. https://aura.antioch.edu/etds/542
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