Director, Birzeit University Museum
Rana Barakat (video intervention) is associate professor of history at Birzeit University and director of Birzeit University Museum in Palestine. Her research interests include the history and historiography of colonialism, nationalism, and cultures of resistance. She is currently completing a book monograph titled "Lifta and Resisting the Museumification of Palestine: Indigenous History of the Nakba", contracted with the University of North Carolina Press for the "Critical Indigeneities" series. The project advances an indigenous understanding of time, space, and memory in Palestine by focusing on the details of the people and place of Lifta village over time. Barakat also has a second book project in the works, "The Buraq Revolt: Constructing a History of Resistance in Palestine." Her articles appear inPalestine Studies, Jerusalem Quarterly, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Contemporary Levant, and Settler Colonial Studies, along with other academic journals. In Spring 2019, she held the Arcapita Visiting Professorship at the Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University.