My research focuses on the integration of Palestinians into narratives of science. I look at agricultural and industrial development in Palestine under the British Mandate as an avenue for Arab participation in the scientific sphere, examining 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.
I am currently a Ph.D. student in the History of Science at UCSD (anticipated graduation date: 2021). I've received Master's degrees from Cornell University (International Agriculture and Rural Development) and Hebrew College (Jewish Studies). Originally from the midwest, I completed my Bachelor's degree at Augustana College (IL), focusing on English and religion.
Teaching Areas: History of Science, Science Studies, History of the Modern Middle East