I am currently a doctoral student in the Department of History at the University of California, San Diego. My research focuses on the integration of Palestinians into historical discourses of science, technology and society. My dissertation explores the construction of Arab techno-scientific expertise during the British Mandate (1920-1948). I examine agricultural and industrial development as an avenue for Arab participation in the scientific sphere, investigating claims of epistemic authority and geopolitical jurisdiction.
I extend this framework to investigate current situations in Palestine, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ultimately, my research contributes to broader conversations regarding modern modes of governance, particularly those in post-colonial studies and transnational studies.
Dissertation Title: “Scientific Selves: Arabs, Expertise, and the Politics of Technoscience under the British Mandate (1920-1948)”
Teaching Areas: History of Science, History of the Modern Middle East, Colonial & Postcolonial Studies