Randa Wahbe

 

Randa Wahbe

Department of Anthropology
wahbe@g.harvard.edu

Randa Wahbe is a doctoral student in anthropology whose research focuses on the Palestinian liberation struggle. Her CMP project bridges digital humanities and indigenous methodologies to understand questions related to state surveillance, settler colonialism and popular sovereignty. Using techniques of critical curation, subversive mapping and oral histories, Randa is developing an archive of Palestinian martyrs confiscated by the Israeli army and interred in restricted military zones known as maqaber al-arqam (the cemeteries of numbers). Randa has a deep commitment to working with and for Palestinian communities. Before graduate school, she worked as a human rights advocate for Palestinian political prisoners at Addameer, a legal aid organization in Ramallah. She currently serves as an executive committee member of Insaniyyat, the society of Palestinian anthropologists; a policy member for Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network; and a steering committee member for the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. Randa obtained her MPH in epidemiology from Columbia University and BA in international development studies from UCLA.