Tufts University Arts, Sciences and Engineering Anthropology Department
Name: Amahl Bishara
Title: Assistant Professor
Departmental Affiliation: Anthropology Department
Degrees: Ph.D. in Anthropology, and Certificate in Culture and Media, New York University
Expertise: Media, journalism, the Middle East, expressivity, human rights, knowledge production, democracy, ethnography of place.
E-mail: Amahl.Bishara@tufts.edu

Scholarship & Research: Publications:


2013 Back Stories: U.S. News Production and Palestinian Politics. Stanford University Press.

Peer Reviewed Articles

2010 Palestinian Christian Networked Activism: Reifying “Nonviolence” or Divining Justice? The Review of Middle East Studies (formerly the Middle East Studies Association Bulletin).

2010 Culture Concepts in Political Struggle, co-written with Jessica Winegar. Introduction to special section of the journal, co-edited with Jessica Winegar. The Review of Middle East Studies (formerly the Middle East Studies Association Bulletin).

2010 New Media and Political Change in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Assembling Media Worlds and Cultivating Networks of Care. The Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication.

2010 Weapons, Passports, and News: Palestinian Perceptions of U.S. Power as a Mediator of War. In Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency. John Kelly, Sean Mitchell, Beatrice Jauregui, and Jeremy Walton, eds. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

2008 Watching U.S. Television from the Palestinian Street: The Media, the State, and Representational Interventions. Cultural Anthropology 23(3):488-530.

Other Publications

2014 Three Updates on Palestinian Political Prisoners. Middle East Report and Information Project (MERIP) Blog, April 7. http://merip.org/three-updates-palestinian-political-prisoners.

2013 Everyday Brutality: The Israeli Army Beats and Arrests an Injured Journalist in Bethlehem. Jadaliyya, July 9, 2013. http://photography.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/12808/everyday-brutality_the-israeli-army-beats-and-arre

2013 Covering the Christians of the Holy Land. Middle East Report, No. 267,

2013 A Camera’s View Finder Confronts a Gun Sight. Jadaliyya. April 16, 2013.

2013 Permission to Caption. Jadaliyya. Feb. 4,

2012 Circulating the Stances of Liberation Politics: The Photojournalism of the Anti-Wall Protests. In Sensible Politics: The Visual Culture of Nongovernmental Activism. Zone Books. Pp. 139-148.

2012 Do Photographs Pose an Existential Threat to Israel? Jadaliyya. Dec. 4,

2012 Journalists’ Lives are On the Line in Gaza and Beyond. Cognocsenti, WBUR blog. Nov. 30, http://cognoscenti.wbur.org/2012/11/30/gaza-media-amahl-bishara.

2012 New Texts Out Now: Amahl Bishara, Back Stories: U.S. News Production and Palestinian Politics. Dec. 19,

2012 Degrees of Incarceration Jadaliyya. April 30,

2010 Intifadas: First and Second. Encyclopedia of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Cheryl Rubenberg, ed. Lynne Rienner Publishers.

2010 Media, Palestinian. Encyclopedia of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Cheryl Rubenberg, ed. Lynne Rienner Publishers.

2009 Covering the Barrier in Bethlehem: The Production of Sympathy and the Reproduction of Difference. In The Anthropology of News and Journalism: Global Perspectives. Elizabeth Bird, ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

2009 Nurturing and Struggle: A Refugee’s Childhood in the West Bank. Co-authored with Nidal Al-Azraq. In Childhood: An Encyclopedic Companion. Richard Schweder, ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

2009 Response to Alain Epp Weaver’s Working Paper, “Theological Cartography and the Arboreal Imagination in Israel-Palestine.” Part of the Religion & Culture Web Forum, at the Divinity School, the University of Chicago.

2009 Three-Part “Fieldnotes” Series: (1) Re-Starting a Conversation, (2) So Many Interviewees, How Shall I Choose?, and (3) Eating Watermelon, Parsing Chaos. In AnthroNow,

2009 The Right of Return in the U.S. Media, Jaridat Haq Al-Awda No. 34 (In Arabic).