I am currently a PhD student in the University of Washington political science department and a fellow in both the Comparative Law & Society Studies Center (CLASS) and the University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC). I study the fields of comparative politics, international relations, and public law. My work focuses primarily on violence and the Middle East with a specific look at issues related to 'everyday' state activity during conflict (such as garbage collection or electricity distribution), state repression, daily policing of crime, and narratives of conflict.
Before coming to the University of Washington, I lived and worked for two years in the Palestinian West Bank. While there, I taught English Literature and coordinated a number of teachers and projects at Pioneers Baccalaureate School in Nablus (www.pioneers.ps). I still keep close ties with this school community, so please contact me if you are interested in learning more!
I will be on leave during the 2017-2018 school year. I am taking this time to return to Pioneers Baccalaureate School in Nablus!