Dr Lana Tatour

Dr Lana Tatour

Senior Lecturer

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.

Arts, Design & Architecture (ADA)
School of Social Sciences

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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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

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.

My Teaching


ARTS2754 - Development Research

ARTS2751- International Development

SOCW7852 - Politics of International Aid