Nadia Abu El-Haj

Nadia Abu El-Haj is Professor in the Departments of Anthropology at Barnard College and Columbia University, and Co-Director of the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia. In addition to numerous journal articles published on topics ranging from the history of archaeology in Palestine to the question of race and genomics today, Abu El-Haj has published two books: Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society (2001), which won the Albert Hourani Annual Book Award from the Middle East Studies Association in 2002, and The Genealogical Science: The Search for Jewish Origins and the Politics of Epistemology (2012). She is currently working on a third book-length manuscript provisionally titled, The Ethics of Trauma: Moral Injury, Combat, and U.S. Empire.