Omar Abdelqader

Anthropology Graduate Student

Degrees prior to starting this degree program:

BFA in Photography, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design | 2017

MA in Race, Media and Social Justice, Goldsmiths, University of London | 2019

Areas of Interest:

Palestine, Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies, Political Subjectivity, Surveillance, Media and Cultural Production, Urban Studies

Field Research Plans/History:

By focusing on the built and epistemic spheres, I aim to study the possibilities for Palestinians within the territories occupied in 1948 to form a collective consciousness in the shadow of an interplay between discursive and physical domination. I am interested in the ways subjectivities, political and otherwise, are negotiated and constituted in both quotidian and strategic exchanges and desires for recognition, particularly with and through settler colonial media and cultural apparatuses.

Membership/activities in graduate student events or organizations:

Member of Insaniyyat: Society of Palestinian Anthropologists

Member of the American Anthropological Association