Sari Arraf (KCL) - 2021-22 Students

When Natives Outnumber Settlers: Apartheid in Colonial Algeria, South Africa and Palestine

Settler dominance is arguably contingent on the adoption and preservation of racialized legal configurations that serve to maintain control over native populations. Nonetheless, little attention has been made to the possible correlation between the demographic superiority of the native population in certain settler colonies and the vigor of racialized laws that came to be applied there. This research project will address this issue by juxtaposing the example of Colonial Algeria and those of South Africa and Palestine with a view to reconceptualizing apartheid as a racialized system of legal measures and practices that are primarily conditioned by demographic anxieties.

Primary supervisor: Prof. Robert Wintemute, KCL
Secondary supervisor: Prof. Mark Lunney

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