Palestinian Studies

2023 Workshop

Loubna Qutami

Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

Loubna Qutami is an assistant professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and received her Ph.D. from the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside (2018). Her research examines transnational Palestinian youth movements after the 1993 Oslo Accords through the 2021 Palestinian Uprisings. Her broader scholarly interests include Palestine, critical refugee studies, the racialization of Arab/Muslim communities in the U.S., settler-colonialism, youth movements, transnationalism and indigenous and Third World Feminism. Loubna's work is based on scholar-activist ethnographic research methods: She is an alumni of the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM), the former Executive Director of the Arab Cultural and Community Center in San Francisco, and a co-founder of the Palestinian Feminist Collective (PFC).