YAIR AGMON

RESEARCH


My research is concerned with the material and symbolic ways in which memory, records, and archives are made to erase histories and eliminate peoples under colonialism. I work primarily on Israel and Palestine and in the discplines of Archival Studies, Memory Studies, and Settler-Colonial Studies. I am also interested in using research methods that thinks through academic research and art praxis—photography especially—together, and produce scholarship that is both visual and textual.  

Currently I am working on my dissertation research titled “This Is Where It Began: Encounters at The City of David.” This project explores how settlers in East Jerusalem use memory practices to give purpose and meaning to a territorial project. 

For publication, confrence participation, and invited talks, go to my CV.

View to East Jerusalem from The City of David National Park
*Photo: Gal Amiram