Kareem Rabie is Associate Professor of Anthropology at
The University of Illinois, Chicago
. His work focuses on privatization, urban development, and the state-building project in the West Bank.
Previously he was Assistant Professor of Anthropology at
in Washington, DC; visiting fellow at CUNY’s
Center for Place, Culture, and Politics
Committee on Globalization and Social Change;
at the University of Chicago; and Marie Curie Fellow/Senior Researcher at the University of Oxford Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (
His current research on Palestine and China has been supported by the ACLS, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Graham Foundation for Advancement in the Fine Arts, UIC, and others.
His first book,
Palestine is Throwing a Party and the Whole World is Invited
came out in summer 2021 from
Duke University Press
You can find some recent writing
Here is a list of
upcoming talks and events
. If you are interested in doing an event or having Kareem come to your class, please reach out!
Here are some
press clippings and recorded talks
Kareem’s current research focuses on the new human geographies of
You can order the book from
(or, outside of North America, from
) for 30% off with code E21RABIE.
It is also available at the
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
, and elsewhere books are sold.
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