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T.R.Abu El-Haj & I.Feldman & F.Adely

Abu El-Haj & Feldman & Adely

Thea Renda Abu El-Haj, Professor of Education at Barnard College, Columbia University, is an anthropologist of education. Her research explores questions about belonging, rights, citizenship, and education raised by transnational migration, and conflict. Her second book, Unsettled Belonging: Educating Palestinian American Youth after 9/11 published by the University of Chicago Press, offers an ethnographic account of young Palestinian Americans grappling with questions of belonging and citizenship in the wake of September 11, 2001.


Ilana Feldman is Professor of Anthropology, History, and International Affairs at George Washington University. Her research focuses on the Palestinian experience, both inside and outside of historic Palestine, examining practices of government, humanitarianism, policing, displacement, and citizenship. She is the author of multiple books, including most recently, Life Lived in Relief: Humanitarian Predicaments and Palestinian Refugee Politics.


Fida Adely is an Associate Professor at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University and the Clovis and Hala Salaam Maksoud Chair in Arab Studies. Her research interests include education, labor, development, and gender in the Arab world. She has a forthcoming book (2024) entitled Working Women in Jordan: Education, Migration, and Aspiration.

The American Anthropological Association’s vote to boycott Israeli academic institutions is significant for Palestine solidarity amidst growing censorship, as well as the fight for academic freedoms, write Thea Abu El-Haj, Fida Adely & Ilana Feldman.

01 September, 2023