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Research Areas | Publications | Publications in Progress

Research Areas

Peace and conflict studies, socio-cultural anthropology, anthropology of policy, humanitarianism, critical development studies, gender and sexuality, human security, social movements, Middle East/North African studies, Israel/Palestine, religious studies, Quaker studies



Paradoxes of Humanitarianism: The Social Life of Aid in the Palestinian Territories
Stanford University Press (Anthropology of Policy Series)


German translation of The Moral Triangle 
(co-authored with Katharina Galor and translated by Kocku von Stuckrad)
Israelis, Palästinenser und Deutsche in Berlin: Geschichten einer komplexen Beziehung
De Gruyter


The Moral Triangle: Germans, Israelis, Palestinians
(co-authored with Katharina Galor)
Duke University Press


Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique 
Stanford University Press

Forthcoming  "The Anthropological Rise of Palestine," in Journal of Palestine Studies 
Forthcoming  "Jerusalem, Museums, and Discourses on Settler Colonialism," (co-authored with Katharina Galor) in Jerusalem Quarterly 
2020 "Curating Conflict: Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem," (co-authored with Katharina Galor)  in Conflict and Society, Volume 6, Issue 1 
2019 "Complicity, Dissent, and the Palestinian Intellectual,” in Comparative Literature and Culture, Volume 21, Issue 3
2016 ““Even War has Rules”: On Medical Neutrality and Legitimate Non-violence,” (co-authored with Adia Benton) in Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, Volume 40, Issue 2
2015 “Reciprocal Solidarity: Where the Black and Palestinian Queer Struggles Meet,” (co-authored with Darnell Moore) in Biography, Volume 3, Issue 2 
Special Issues
2016 “The Clinic in Crisis: Medicine and Politics in the Context of Social Upheaval," (co-edited with Adia Benton) in Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, Volume 40, Issue 2
Other Publications
2021 "White City: Spectre of the Palestinians," in An Elaborate Gesture of Pastness: Three Films by Dani Gal, produced by Blood Mountain Projects, Motto Books
2020 “Being LGBTQ+ in the Field,” (co-authored with Maura Finkelstein, Christopher Golden, and Morgan Tingley) in Overseas Research III: A Practical Guide, edited by Christopher Barrett, Jeffrey Cason, and Erin Lentz, Routledge
2018 “On Palestinian Studies and Queer Theory,” (roundtable contribution) in “Queering Palestine,” edited by Leila Farsakh, Rhoda Kanaaneh, and Sherene Seikaly, Journal of Palestine Studies, Volume 47, Issue 3
2016 “Our Country Lives In Us,” in On Being Palestinian, edited by Yasir Suleiman, Edinburgh University Press
Book Reviews
Forthcoming  Review of Disruptive Situations: Fractal Orientalism and Queer Strategies in Beirut (in Contemporary Sociology
Forthcoming  Review of Queer in Translation: Sexual Politics Under Neoliberal Islam (in Social Forces
2021 Review of Insurgent Aesthetics: Security and the Queer Life of the Forever War (in Arab Studies Quarterly)
2020 Review of Fighting for Dignity: Migrant Lives at Israel's Margins (in City & Society
2020 Review of The Holocaust and the Nakba: A New Grammar of Trauma and History (in Arab Studies Quarterly
2019 Review of Life Lived in Relief: Humanitarian Predicaments and Palestinian Refugee Politics (in American Ethnologist)
2019 Review of Rising Powers and the Arab-Israeli Conflict Since 1947 (in Journal of Palestine Studies)
2019 Review of Space and Mobility in Palestine (in International Journal of Middle East Studies)
2019 Review of Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel (co-authored with Talia Shiff and Gokce Yurdakul in Contemporary Sociological Review)
2019 Review of Transforming the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: From Mutual Negation to Reconciliation (in Journal for Palestine Studies)
2018 Review of Occupied Lives: Maintaining Integrity in a Palestinian Refugee Camp in the West Bank (in Conflict and Society)
2018 Review of Sustaining Conflict: Apathy and Domination in Israel-Palestine (in The Middle East Journal)
2018 Review of Muslim/Arab Mediation and Conflict Resolution: Understanding Sulha (in Journal of Islamic Studies)
2017 Review of Arabic Thought beyond the Liberal Age: Towards an Intellectual History of the Nahda (in Arab Studies Quarterly)

Publications in Progress

  • “Tracing Global Queer Solidarity with Palestine: On Genet, Hocquenghem, and Audeh” (under review)
  • Reel Gender: Palestinian and Israeli Cinema (volume, co-edited with Katharina Galor, under review) 
  • “Queer Imaginaries and the Re-Making of the Modern Middle East” (collaboration with Phillip Ayoub)
  • “Can the Subaltern Quaker Speak?: Alienation and Belonging Among Black and Palestinian Friends”