Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Post-Doc Fellow
Leena Dallasheh is a postdoctoral fellow at the Taub Center for Israel Studies at New York University. She received her PhD in the joint History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies program at NYU. Her forthcoming manuscript, Contested Citizenship in Nazareth: Palestinians’ Transition from the Mandate to Israel, focuses on the social and political history of Nazareth from 1940 to 1966, tracing how Palestinians who remained in Israel in 1948 negotiated their incorporation in the state, affirming their rights as citizens and their identity as Palestinian. Leena wrote and published her MA about al-’Ard movement, a pan-Arab nationalist movement in Israel in the late 1950s-60s. Before coming to NYU, she received a law degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.