CURRICULUM VITAE

 

EDUCATION

University of California Los Angeles (expected 2020) PhD, Anthropology

New York University (2014) MA, Near Eastern Studies

Smith College (2012) BA, Religion & Middle East Studies

Alexandria University (2010) C.V. Starr Middlebury College School in the Middle East

Middlebury Language School (2010) Arabic


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Bounded Images: Nationalism, Nostalgia, and the Coffee Table Book-as-Archive” Panel: Memory and Mediation in Lebanon: Commodifying and Consuming Images of the Past (panel co-organizer) at Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX. November 2018.

Spatial Relations: Jewish Terrains and Urban Space in Post-War Beirut at Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence Conference in Kraków, Poland. September 2018.

Mirror Images: Spatial Destruction, Labor, and Agency in Two Negev Bedouin Communities at Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. November 2016.

Tourism Post-1948: Luxury Commodities and Diaspora Tourism in Israel at Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. November 2015.

Beyond Pride: Queer Bodies, Symbolic Violence, and the War on Terror at Five Colleges Queer Studies Conference in Amherst, MA, March 2013.


FELLOWSHIPS & ACADEMIC DISTINCTIONS

2018-19, Resident Doctoral Fellow, Orient-Institut Beirut | Max Weber Foundation

2018, UCLA Center for Jewish Studies Maurice Amado Fellowship in Sephardic Studies

2018, American Academy for Jewish Research Grant

2018, UCLA Center for International Studies Fieldwork Grant

2018, UCLA Department of Anthropology Departmental Research Grant

2017-2018, UCLA Graduate Division Graduate Research Mentorship

2017, UCLA Graduate Division Graduate Summer Research Mentorship

2017, UCLA Y & S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Research Grant

2017, UCLA Department of Anthropology Departmental Research Grant

2016-2017, UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies Graduate Assistance for Areas of National Need Fellowship

2016, UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Bluma Appel Grant for Fieldwork

2016, UCLA Department of Anthropology Departmental Research Grant

2016, UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Maurice Amado Fellowship in Sephardic Studies

2014, NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies

2012-2014, NYU & U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship

PUBLICATIONS

The Flower Men of Saudi Arabia. BBC Travel. December 2018.

A Feminist City Guide to Beirut. Unearth. September 2018.

Fidelity to Hybridity: Returning to Ella Shohat’s Arab-Jew. Protocols. August 2018.

Settled History: Tourist Attractions and Imagined Futures in Settlement Museums. The New Inquiry. November 2015.

Holy Land. The New Inquiry. April 2015.

LANGUAGES

Arabic (advanced reading, writing, speaking): Modern Standard; Egyptian, and Levantine dialects

French (strong working knowledge)

Hebrew (beginner)