Author Archives: Lori Allen

About Lori Allen

Lori Allen is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at SOAS University of London. Her book, The Rise and Fall of Human Rights: Cynicism and Politics in Occupied Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2013) won the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology Book prize. Her articles on human rights, Palestinian politics, violence, and affect have appeared in Cultural Anthropology, American Ethnologist, Comparative Studies in Society and History, and other publications. Her forthcoming book, Investigating Liberals: A Historical Anthropology of International Law in Palestine, offers a major reconsideration of the international political management of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by analyzing a century of Palestinian engagement with international law.

Allen on Çubukçu, For the Love of Humanity

This post is part of a symposium on Ayça Çubukçu’s book For the Love of Humanity: The World Tribunal on Iraq (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018). All contributions to the symposium can be found here. For the Love of Humanity tells the story of the global anti-war movement’s efforts to put the United States, the United Kingdom, and their allies on trial for crimes committed during the invasion and occu­pation of Iraq. It is an intensely creative and also a vexing book. How it troubles Continue reading →