Nadia Latif

Lecturer in Anthropology

Nadia Latif

Contact & Office Hours

Fall 2019
Monday & Wednesday, 2:30–3:30 p.m.
And by appointment.

Wright Hall 236


Ph.D., M.A., Columbia University

B.A., Amherst College


Nadia Latif holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Amherst College and a doctorate in anthropology from Columbia University.

Latif’s research focuses on: protracted forced migration, nationalism, and labour rights; memories and accounts of political violence; histories of international human rights and humanitarianism; race, racisms, and slavery; histories of anthropological theory; and constructions of difference in Enlightenment thought. She conducts long-term field research in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon.

Selected Publications


“Imperialism” in The Law and Development Encyclopedia. ed. Koen De Feyter, Stéphanie De Moerloose and Gamze Erdem Türkelli (Edward Elgar) forthcoming.


“Anthropology and the Enlightenment” in The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. ed. Hilary Callan (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell) doi:10.1002/9781118924396.wbiea2149.


“‘It Was Better During the War’: Narratives of Everyday Violence in a Palestinian Refugee Camp.” Feminist Review. 101: 24-40.


“Belonging and Un-Belonging: Home in Bourj al-Barajneh Refugee Camp,” in Anywhere But Now: Landscapes of Belonging in the Eastern Mediterranean. Eds. Samar Kanafani et al (Beirut: Heinrich Boll Stiftung Middle East): 25-36.


“Fellahin, fidaʾyīn, lājaʾyīn: Palestinian camp refugees in Lebanon as autochthons.” Arab Studies Journal 19 (1):46-77.


Space, Power and Identity in a Palestinian Refugee Camp.” Asylon(s) 5.


“Making Refugees.” The New Centennial Review 8(2): 253-272.