Palestinian Studies

2016 Workshop

Ahmad Amara

Judaic Studies, New York University

Indigeneity in Palestinian Studies: Between Political and Legal Indigeneity

Ahmad Amara is a PhD candidate in history and Hebrew and Judaic studies at New York University. Before pursuing his PhD degree, Amara served for three years as a clinical instructor and global advocacy fellow with Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program. Amara holds an LLB and LLM from Tel-Aviv University, and a second master’s degree in international human rights law from Essex University in the United Kingdom. Amara has a number of publications, including the edited volume “Indigenous (In)Justice: Human Rights Law and Bedouin Arabs in the Naqab/Negev” by Harvard University Press (co-edited with Yiftachel and Abu-Sa’ad). His current research focuses on the social and legal history of property relations in southern Palestine since the mid-nineteenth century, utilizing resources from the Ottoman archives, in addition to the Israeli, British and private archives.