Tekoa settlement in the eastern Gush Etzion settlement bloc, occupied West Bank, July 2015

Tekoa settlement in the eastern Gush Etzion settlement bloc, occupied West Bank, July 2015

 

 

I received my PhD from the Department of Geography at UCLA in June 2017, and am currently a Visiting Lecturer in Geography at Mount Holyoke College. A political and cultural geographer principally concerned with ethnoterritorial conflict, settler colonial studies, and border and mobility studies, my research has examined the construction of home(land) in contested territory, everyday life in conflict zones, material and discursive mechanisms of territorial control, and how the construction of belonging for one group depends on the displacement and dispossession of another. My use of ethnographic and qualitative methods is aimed at representing the world in a way that captures subjects' understandings, feelings, and choices, while applying a critical eye to the reality they perceive and seek to (re)produce.