Topics of Interest:
Rural Sociology, World-Systems Theory, Political Economy, Historical Sociology, Agrarian Change, the Politics of the Global Food System, Ecological Economics, Development Theory, Colonialism, US Foreign Policy
Countries/Regions of Interest:
Tunisia, Israel/Palestine, the United States
List of Publications
“The Hypertrophic City versus the Planet of Fields,” in Implosions/Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization, edited by Neil Brenner (Berlin: Jovis Verlag), 533- 550.
with Sherene Seikaly, “Of Europe: Zionism and the Jewish Other,” in Europe after Derrida: Crisis and Potentiality, edited by Agnes Czajka and Bora Isyar (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press), 120-133.
“Who’s Afraid of the Qassams,” in Gaza Revisited, edited by Noura Erakat (Washington, DC: Tadween Publishing).
“The Origins of Divergence,” The McGill Journal of International Law and Development, McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law & Policy; Vol. 8 Issue 1, 143-149.
“Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, Volume 1: The False Messiah, Alan Hart, Atlanta: Clarity Press, 2009; Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, Volume 2: David Becomes Goliath, Alan Hart, Atlanta: Clarity Press, 2009; Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, Volume 3: Conflict Without End, Alan Hart, Atlanta: Clarity Press, 2010,” Historical Materialism, Vol. 20, No. 3, 159-180.
“Why Does the Occupation Continue,” Middle East Report, Winter 2012.
Peer-Reviewed Online Publications:
“Social Origins of Israeli Unrest,” Jadaliyya, September 16 2011.
Max Ajl is a doctoral student in Development Sociology at Cornell University. He currently is based in Tunis, where he is doing his dissertation research on state agricultural development policy and the politics of price fixing during the era of state-directed development and the transition to capitalist agriculture in the countryside. His fields of expertise include comparative international development, political economy of social change, world-systems theory, Middle East political economy, and rural political economy. His academic writing has been published in many venues, including Historical Materialism, MERIP, and the Journal of Palestine Studies. He has presented at universities in Tunisia and across North America, including at Cornell, Columbia, and the University of California – Berkeley. He co-edits the Palestine page at Jadaliyya.