Dr Kareem Rabie

Kareem Rabie is Harper Schmidt Fellow / Collegiate Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. In 2014-2015 he was a Senior Researcher / Marie Curie Fellow at COMPAS contributing to the work of the Marie Curie Early Training Initiative “Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging” (CoHaB). His research focus is on the new geographies of Palestine/China trade.

Kareem received his undergraduate degree in anthropology at the University of Chicago, and in 2014 completed a PhD in anthropology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. His dissertation was based on ethnographic research carried out on new town development and the state building project in the West Bank; this work was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the Palestinian American Research Center, and the Arab Council on the Social Sciences.

Kareem has taught at Hunter College, and he has served as a design critic at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. His writings on the production of nature, the state, and infrastructure have appeared in the Journal of Settler Colonial Studies, Jacobin, Antipode News and Jadaliyya.




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