Kareem Rabie is Assistant 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.

While on research leave in 2021, Kareem is visiting fellow at CUNY’s Center for Place, Culture, and Politics; and Committee on Globalization and Social Change.

Previously he was Harper-Schmidt Fellow at the University of Chicago; Marie Curie Fellow/Senior Researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford; and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at American University in Washington, DC.



His first book, Palestine is Throwing a Party and the Whole World is Invited came out in summer 2021 from Duke University Press.

Here are some things reviewers have said about it.

Here is a list of upcoming and recorded talks.

Kareem’s current research focuses on the new human geographies of Palestine/China trade.

And you can find some recent writing here.



You can order the book from Duke for 30% off with code E21RABIE. It is also available at the Seminary Co-op BookstoreAmazon, and elsewhere books are sold.



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PALESTINE/CHINA



In 2021, Kareem will begin sustained research on the complex social, economic, and imaginative geographies between the West Bank and China. This work is centered on the circulation in between, on economic geographies, and the routes and travels of people, capital, and objects. The hope is that an online archive of data visualizations, collaborative research material, including close readings and object biographies of circulating commodities, will complement a book of speculative engagements and public programs, actions, and conversations within the West Bank, Israel, and China.