Aamer Ibraheem

Aamer Ibraheem

Research Concentrations

Anthropology of History, Settler Colonialism, Personhood, Kinship, Anthropology of Religion


Middle East; Syria, Israel, Palestine


Ibraheem's ethnographic fieldwork and archival research are located in the Golan Heights in south-western Syria (today’s northern Israel). He is interested in questions of historical continuities; of annexation after settler-colonialism; and in exploring how theological grammars come into tense symbiosis with sovereign polities.

Ibraheem is the recipient of a dissertation fieldwork grant from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and the Palestinian American Research Center (PARC). He is a fellow at the Evasion Lab Research Collective.


Tel-Aviv University, MA in Women and Gender Studies, 2016 
University of Haifa, BSW in Social Work, 2013 

2022. "Jawlān." Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, Vol. 15, Issue 4, Special Issue: Keywords in Contemporary Syrian Media, Culture and Politics, pp. 358–366 (co-authored with historian Adrien Zakar, University of Toronto).

2020. “On Fleeing Colonial Captivity: Fugitive Arts in the Occupied Jawlan.” Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, Vol. 29, Issue 5, pp. 691-710 (co-authored with anthropologist Nadeem Karkabi, University of Haifa).

2020. “Memory and Exile: On Filmmaking in the Syrian Jawlan.” Majallat al-Dirasat al-Filastiniyya [Journal for Palestine Studies], Vol. 31, No. 121, pp. 111-123.

2020. “Return to Ruin: A Conversation with Anthropologist Zainab Saleh.” Borderlines [mentored by Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (CSSAAME)].

Courses Taught