Dr Lana   Tatour

Dr Lana Tatour

Tatour earned her PhD in Politics and International Studies in 2017 from the University of Warwick in the U.K and holds an MSc. in NGOs and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Lana Tatour is a Lecturer in Development at the School of Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney. She works on settler colonialism, indigeneity, race, citizenship, human rights, and the Middle East with a focus on Palestine and Israel. Prior to joining the School of Social Sciences, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University, and held visiting fellowships at the Palestinian-American Research Center, the Australian Human Rights Centre, UNSW Faculty of Law and UNSW School of Social Sciences. She is on the board of The Australian Journal of Human Rights. She is currently working on her manuscript Ambivalent Resistance: Palestinians in Israel and the Liberal Politics of Settler Colonialism and Human Rights, and on an edited volume together with Dr Ronit Lentin on Race and the Question of Palestine. 


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  • Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Lana Tatour
    Tatour L, 2018, 'Reply', in Contending Legitimacy in World Politics, Routledge, pp. 163 - 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315174426-15
  • Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Lana Tatour
    Tatour L, 2019, 'The culturalisation of indigeneity: the Palestinian-Bedouin of the Naqab and indigenous rights', The International Journal of Human Rights, vol. 23, pp. 1569 - 1593, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13642987.2019.1609454
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Lana Tatour
    Tatour L, 2019, 'Traces of racial exception: racializing Israeli settler colonialism', British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, vol. 46, pp. 514 - 515, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13530194.2019.1585076
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Lana Tatour
    Tatour L, 2019, 'Citizenship as Domination: Settled Colonialism and the Making of Palestinian Citizenship in Israel', Arab Studies Journal, vol. VOL. XXVII, https://www.arabstudiesjournal.org/272-fall-2019.html
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Lana Tatour
    Tatour L, 2018, 'Review: Movement and the Ordering of Freedom: On Liberal Governances of Mobility, by Hagar Kotef', Journal of Palestine Studies, vol. 47, pp. 86 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/jps.2018.47.2.86
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Lana Tatour
    Tatour L, 2016, 'Re: The Israeli left: Part of the problem or the solution? A response to Giulia Daniele', Global Discourse, vol. 6, pp. 487 - 492, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23269995.2016.1199474


Tatour's doctoral research was awarded as runner-up in the Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize for best Ph.D. dissertation on a Middle Eastern topic in the Social Sciences or Humanities by the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies.


Selected Grants and Awards:

  • Race, Religion, and the Question of Palestine, Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life, Columbia University.
  • Ibrahim Abu Lughod Postdoctoral Award, Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University
  • Grant Writing Fellowship, Faculty Law, University of New South Wales
  • Research Grant, Mada al-Carmel: Arab Center for Applied Social Research
  • Research Grant,British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) 
  • Research Grant,Palestinian American Research Center
  • Research Grant,Council for British Research in the Levant