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Nayrouz Abu Hatoum

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

Nayrouz Abu Hatoum is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Concordia University. She was the Ibrahim Abu-Lughod postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University for 2018/2019, and is a co-founding member of Insaniyyat: Society of Palestinian Anthropologists. Her research explores visual politics in Palestine and focuses on alternative imaginations, peoples' place-making and dwelling practices in contexts of settler-colonialism. Currently, she is working on her ethnographic project that examines the politics of visual arts production and its role in expanding Palestinians' imagination.. Abu Hatoum is a founding member of Insaniyyat- Society of Palestinian Anthropologists. In addition to English, she is fluent in Arabic and Hebrew.



Abu Hatoum, Nayrouz. 2021. “Decolonizing [in the] Future: Scenes of Palestinian Temporality.” Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography 0 (0): 1–16.

Abu Hatoum, Nayrouz. 2021. “For ‘a No-State yet to Come’: Palestinian Urban Place-Making in Kufr Aqab, Jerusalem.” Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space 4 (1): 85–108.

Abu Hatoum, Nayrouz. 2019. “Unsettling Visual Politics: Militarized Borders in the Work of Palestinian Artist Raeda Saadeh.” American Quarterly 71 (4): 1059–67.

Abu Hatoum, Nayrouz. 2018. “Reclaiming Jerusalem: Palestinians’ Informalized Place‐Making.” City & Society 30 (November).

Abu Hatoum, Nayrouz. 2017. “Framing Visual Politics: Photography of the Wall in Palestine.” Visual Anthropology Review 33 (1): 18–27.

Book Chapters

Equal authorship with Ghaida Moussa
"Becoming Through Others: Western Queer Self-Fashioning and Solidarity with Queer Palestine." In Queering Urban Justice: Queer of Colour Formations in Toronto,  edited by Jin Haritaworn, Ghaida Moussa, and Syrus Marcus Ware, with Río Rodríguez, 169-186. University of Toronto Press, 2018.

“Trajectories of Crossings.” In Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space and Resistance, edited by Ghadeer Malek and Ghaida Moussa, 138–50. Inanna Publications, 2014.

Book Reviews

Palestinian Citizens of Israel: Power, Resistance and the Struggle for Space, by Sharri Plonski. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017. Journal of Palestine Studies 49(3), 2020.

Enclosure: Palestinian Landscapes in a Historical Mirror, by Fields, Gary, Oakland: University of California Press. 2017. Journal of Palestine Studies,  47, no. 3 (2017): 117-119. 

Dwelling in Conflict: Negev Landscapes and the Boundaries of Belonging, by Emily McKee. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Journal of Palestine Studies 45, no. 4 (2016): 83–84.

Arab Spring: Uprisings, Powers, Interventions Ed. by Kjetil Fosshagen. Anthropologica 57, no. 1 (2015): 262–63.


Teaching activities


Popular Culture in the Middle East- ANTH/SOCI 322
Honours Essay Seminar- ANTH495
Decolonizing Anthropology Seminar- ANTH 601


Field Research - ANTH 315 
Urban Regions - 
Visual Anthropology - ANTH 377


Field Research- ANTH 315
History of Anthropological Thought- ANTH 301

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