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Michal Ran-Rubin

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Michal Ran-Rubin

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies & Anthropology-Sociology

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

309-341-7671

mranrubin@​knox.edu

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies & Anthropology-Sociology

Years at Knox: 2018-Present

Education

Ph.D., Anthropology, 2022 University of Chicago
M.A., Anthropology, 2009, University of Chicago
M.A., Anthropology, 2007, University of California-Berkeley
A.B., Anthropology and Human Development, 2005, University of Chicago

Teaching Interests

Urban studies and geographic methods (including GIS and mixed-methods urban research); gender, kinship and family studies; globalization and political economy; human rights and immigration/refugee studies; modern Islam and Middle Eastern studies; Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Selected Professional Accomplishments

Honors/Grants

  • 2015-2016 Pozen Human Rights Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Fellowship in the amount of $24,000 for dissertation write-up.
  • 2015 Urban Doctoral Fellow. Urban Network, University of Chicago
  • 2013-2015 Social Science Division Dissertation Fellowship. Fellowship in the amount of $24,000
  • 2014 Social Science Division Summer Fellowship. University of Chicago
  • 2012 Lichtstern Grant. University of Chicago
  • 2009 Division Fellowship for Pre-Field Summer Research. University of Chicago.
  • 2007 The Berkeley Fellowship. University of California-Berkeley (declined).

Publications

2017 "Awash with Politics in Palestine-Israel" in Visual Anthropology Review 33(2): 207-8.

2014 "Mapping the Past, Planning the Future," in From Truth to Redress. ed. al-Ghabbari, Umar. Translated in Hebrew, Arabic, and English. Pardes Press: Israel.

2008 "Keeping the Peace: Crime and Citizenship in Post-Apartheid South Africa" in Political and Legal Anthropology Review 31(2): 243-263.

2008 Review of Political Islam: State-Society Relations Transformed (ed. William Miles, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2007) for African Studies Review 51(2): 166-167.

Presentations

2016 "Rescaling Politics, Reclaiming Spaces: Planning for Refugee Return and Urban Futures in Palestine/Israel." Society of Cultural Anthropology, May 14. Cornell University.

2016 "Cartographies of Military Violence: Mapping the Occupation in Palestinian Cities." American Anthropological Association." American Anthropological Association, 115th Annual Meeting. Nov. 17. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2015 "Exile Under Construction: Mapping Refugee Return in Palestine-Israel" American Anthropo- logical Association, 115th Annual Meeting. Nov. 18. Denver, Colorado.

2014 "Hacking the Occupation: Mapping and GIS in Urban Palestine." American Anthropological Association, 113th Annual Meeting. Dec. 3. Washington D.C.

2014 "Planning a homeland: technocratic labor in Palestine-Israel." Society of Cultural Anthropol- ogy, May 9. Detroit, Michigan.

2013 "Mapping the Past, Planning the Future." From Truth to Redress: Planning the Return of Palestinian Refugees. September 29-30. Tel Aviv, Israel.

2012 Co-Organized Panel: "Fraught Constructions: Investigations of Architecture, Space, and Violence." American Anthropological Association, 111th Annual Meeting. San Francisco.

2012 "Spatial Occupations: Transforming Militarized Zones in Palestine/Israel." American Anthro- pological Association, 111th Annual Meeting. Nov. 14-18. San Francisco, California.

2008 Co-Organized Panel: "The Limits of Governmentality." American Anthropological Association, 107th Annual Meeting. Nov. 20. San Francisco, California.

2008 "Genomics and Citizenship in Immigration Law." American Anthropological Association, 107th Annual Meeting. Nov. 20. San Francisco, California.

Professional Service

  • 2012 Middle East Studies Association
  • 2008 Palestinian American Research Center
  • 2006 Political and Legal Anthropology Review
  • 2006 Society of Cultural Anthropology
  • 2005 American Anthropological Association

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