Omar Jabary Salamanca
Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellow
Omar Jabary Salamanca is an urban geographer. His research lies at the intersection of urban studies, settler colonialism, political economy and Middle East studies. He is concluding a dissertation project that looks broadly at the histories and geographies of large infrastructure networks (such as electricity and roads) as an entry point to explore spatial modalities of settler colonialism and uneven development in Palestine. Omar is the co-author of a special issue on Settler Colonialism in Palestine, published by the Settler Colonial Studies journal (2013), in addition to other scholarly and journalistic publications. He is an editorial board member of Antipode, a journal of radical geography, and a member of the steering committee of the International Critical Geography Group. In 2014 he will join the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University for two years as a Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellow.