Ilana Feldman

George Washington University
Washington, D.C.

Headshot of contributor, Ilana Feldman

Professor Feldman is a cultural and historical anthropologist who works in the Middle East. Her research has focused on the Palestinian experience, both inside and outside of historic Palestine, examining practices of government, humanitarianism, policing, displacement, and citizenship. She has conducted ethnographic and archival research in Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, and Egypt.

Her most recent book is Life Lived in Relief: Humanitarian Predicaments and Palestinian Refugee Politics, which came out from University of California Press in 2018.