Hanine Shehadeh

Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities Affiliation: Visiting
Education: BA University of Amsterdam, MSc University of Amsterdam, MA Columbia University, PhD Columbia University

Research Areas: Settler-colonialism; religion; nationalism; Arab World; digital colonialism

Hanine Shehadeh is Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities. Shehadeh's work examines the coloniality of new media, inquiring whether new media platforms serve as battlegrounds for the enforcement of digital colonialism, while emphasizing the examination of indigeneity and colonial subjection within digital landscapes. Shehadeh is also contributing to an ongoing project with the Center for Advanced Mathematical Sciences at the American University of Beirut (AUB) on the dynamics of settler colonialism and its social intersections with climate change, more specifically on deconstructing the global framing of climate change and environmental justice in relation to settler-colonialism in Palestine.

Shehadeh completed her PhD in Intellectual History at the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University in New York City. Her research, which provided a history of the constructed social, political, religious, and cultural phenomenon of the dishonorable Jew in European Christian antisemitic Zionism, and later Jewish Zionism, was nominated for Columbia University's Salo and Jeanette Baron Prize in Jewish Studies. Her work on affect formation in settler-colonial societies was granted Columbia University's Humanities War and Peace Initiative award (HWPI). 

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