Curriculum Vitae

Education

09/2015 - 07/2020
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

09/2013 - 09/2015
Master's Student, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

09/2010 - 09/2013
Joint-Honours, Bachelor or Arts (First Class Honours), Development Studies and Geography, SOAS University of London and King's College London, UK

Professional Activities

2018 - 2019
Freelance Producer, Al-Jazeera English, Palestine/Israel

2018
Freelance Editor and Translator

Spring 2018
Research Assistant (Prof. Mark Goodale)

08/2015 - 09/2018
Resource Development Manager, Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality, Be'er Sheva, Israel and Geneva, Switzerland

05/2015
Curator, '#culture: Talking about Ethnography', Geneva, Switzerland

08/2012
Researcher at Lakiya Negev Weaving, Lakiya, Israel

Teaching

2019 - 2020
Teaching Assistant, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

09-12/2016
Teaching Assistant in Interdisciplinary Programmes
Courses: Sociology of International Affairs and Cooperation; Global Population and Reproductive Politics in the 20th Century, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

02-06/2016
Teaching Assistant, Anthropology and Sociology
Courses: Social and Cultural Theory II; Palestine-Israel: Competing Narratives, Contentious Politics, and Securitized Peace, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

2007 - 2012
Teaching Assistant, Native Awareness Wilderness School, UK

Presentations at Conferences and Workshops

2021

  • Security, Surveillance and Vaccination in Palestine/Israel during the Pandemic, (Online) Workshop Series "Anthropologies and Securities", Workshop 2 "State (and) Power in the Pandemic, 25 February
  • Discussant at Online Lecture Series: The Future of Criminal Justice Today: Policing, Governance, and Digital Technologies. Speaker: Sarah Brayne (University of Texas at Austin): "Predict and Surveil: Data, Discretion, and the Future of Policing", 24 February
  • Workshop: In the Moment and After the Fact: Ethnographic Reflections on Political Engagement, 20-21 February

2020

Tracing Bedouin Land Claims in the Naqab, EASA 2020, Lisbon, Portugal, July

2019

  • Gaze at Gaza: Narrating Colonial State Power and Constructing the Boundaries to Vision, Serbest Kurdish Studies Conference: Comparative Perspectives (South Africa and Palestine), Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA, 7-8 June
  • Security as Panacea: Denying Citizenship to Citizens, Law and Security: Technologies, Sites and Practices (Panel 1), Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA, 27 May - 2 June
  • Infrastructures of Ruination and Resistance: Jurisdiction for State Provision, Infrastructures of Injustice, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, 28-29 April
  • Defining the Act of Ruination: Performing Human Rights and Protecting the State, Human Rights Work and Transnational Legal Activism: Limits and Potential, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, 8-9 February

2018

Infrastructures of Ruination and Resistance: Jurisdiction for State Provision, Infrastructures of Injustice, University of Cambridge, UK, 26-27 October

2016

  • Forming and Transforming the "Bedouin Threat" in the Naqab-Negev, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, 30 November
  • Empty Desert, Screening and Discussion, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, 23 June
  • Symbolic Struggle or Real Resistance: Online Activism in Palestine/Israel, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, 11 May

2015

Geneva Peace Week Event, Discussant at Film Screening and Debate, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, 25 March

Scholarships, Grants and Awards

01-12/2018
Gallatin Fellowship

09/2016 - 06/2017
Yves Mirabaud Scholarship

09/2015 - 06/2016
Yves Mirabaud Scholarship

09/2014 - 06/2015
Graduate Institute Scholarship

08/2014
Camera as a Research Tool, Swiss Ethnographic Society Grant

09/2013 - 06/2014
Graduate Institute Scholarship

Summer 2012
Undergraduate Research Award and Grant

University Responsibilities

2016
Co-Founder of Scholarships for Refugees, Migration Initiative, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

2014 - 2015
Co-President, Food Coop, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

2011 - 2013
Co-President, Food Coop, SOAS University of London, UK

Journalistic Work

Freelance work (including production, translation and editing) for Al-Jazeera, +972 Magazine, Open Democracy, Mondoweiss, Palestine Square

Languages

English (vernacular)
Hebrew (vernacular)
French (intermediate)
Arabic (beginner)
Spanish (beginner)

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