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.
As a member of LAP (Librarians and Archivists with Palestine), I composed a syllabus titled Under Pressure: Representation, Information, and “The Archive” in Palestine, available to all.
For more publication, confrence participation, and invited talks, go to my CV.
View to East Jerusalem from The City of David National Park
*Photo: Gal Amiram