Middle East Studies

Linda Tabar

Affiliated Scholar 2017-18


Professor Linda Tabar is an interdisciplinary scholar. Situated in the field of Middle East Politics, International Studies and Transnational Feminist studies, her research focuses on violence, dispossession, spatial politics, social movements, feminist and decolonial struggles. She is currently working on a book entitled Palestine, Memory, Conquest: Native Encounters and Imaginaries of Liberation. The study explores the way memories are formed, transmitted and shape popular social and political thought. It uncovers the complex ways Palestinians generate and enact possibilities for decolonization in the everyday, and analyses how these futures are mapped out in poetry, art and the anti-colonial political imagination. Dr. Tabar is co-editing a forthcoming edition of the journal Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society on Decolonization and Palestine, which revisits past and present relationships between the Palestine and other indigenous struggles, black internationalist, feminist and anti-imperialist movements, as it advances conversations on global politics.

She obtained her PhD from the Department of Politics and International Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. From 2015-2017, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies at Trinity College. From 2013-2015, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Women and Gender Studies Institute of the University of Toronto.

Her articles have appeared in a variety of journals including: Third World Quarterly, Upping the Anti, Journal of Palestine Studies, Critical Arts: Journal of South -North Media and Cultural Studies and Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.