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Hanan Toukan

PhD in Politics and International Studies
SOAS, University of London
Before joining Bard College Berlin, Hanan Toukan was Visiting Assistant Professor in Middle East Studies at Brown University (2016-2018) and Visiting Professor of the Cultural Studies of the Middle East at the University of Bamberg (2018-2019). Toukan has also taught at the Free University of Berlin and SOAS, University of London in media and film studies, as well as politics and international studies. She has also guest lectured at Goldsmiths University in art history and visual cultures, as well as Campus in Camps in Palestine. She is a recipient of several research awards including most recently from the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation and the Einstein Foundation for her current research project on the visual politics of museums in Palestine. She was a EUME postdoctoral Fellow in Berlin in 2012-2013 and a Kenyon Institute Visiting Scholar in East Jerusalem in 2012. Toukan’s PhD dissertation undertaken at SOAS, University of London in 2012 won the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) Malcolm H. Kerr Award for Best PhD in the Social Sciences for the same year. She is currently completing her book manuscript (under contract with Stanford University Press) titled The Politics of Dissent: Contemporary Art and Cultural Diplomacy in the Arab World.

Toukan’s work has been published in Cultural PoliticsArab Studies Journal, International Journal of Cultural Studies (forthcoming 2019), Radical Philosophy, Journal for Palestine Studies, Review of Middle East Studies, Jerusalem QuarterlySCTIW Review, Jadaliyya and Ibraaz amongst others. She has published chapters in Frederike Pannewick and Georges Khalil (eds), Commitment and Beyond: Locating the Political in Arabic Literature since the 1940s (Wiesbaden:Reichert Verlag) (2015); Dina Matar and Zahera Harb (eds), Narrating Conflict in the Middle East: Discourse, Image and Communication Practices in Lebanon and Palestine (IB Tauris, 2013) and Viola Shafik, Histories of Arab Documentary (Cairo University Press, forthcoming).

Dr. Hanan Toukan
Middle Eastern Studies