Monday, November 10, 2008

Colloquia: The Genealogical Imagination

The Genealogical Imagination: Junk-DNA in the Study of (Jewish) Origins.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Museum 345

Nadia Abu El-Haj
Department of Anthropology
Barnard College/Colombia University

Prof. Abu El-Haj has held fellowships at Harvard University's Academy for International and Area Studies, the University of Pennsylvania Mellon Program, and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. She is, in addition, a former Fulbright Fellow and a recipient of awards from the SSRC-McArthur Grant in International Peace and Security, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and the National Endowment for the Humanities among others. Prior to her arrival at Barnard College and Columbia University she served on the faculty of the Anthropology Department at the University of Chicago.

In 2001 she published Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society (Chicago University Press), now in its second printing. In 2002 this book won the Middle East Studies Association's Albert Hourani Annual Book Award for the best book published on the Middle East that year (an honor it shared with Gershon Shafir and Yoav Peled's Being Israeli: the Dynamics of Multiple Citizenship).