Contributor Bios

Lori Allen

"Lori Allen is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology (Near and Middle East). She studied anthropology at the University of Chicago from where she received a PhD, as well as her MA and BA. Her work focuses on Palestinian politics, and she has published on topics in the anthropology of nationalism, violence, gender, and human rights. Her first book, The Rise and Fall of Human Rights: Cynicism and Politics in Occupied Palestine, was published in 2013 with Stanford University Press. She is currently engaged in a historical-ethnographic inquiry into the political practices and discourses framed by the concepts of rights and suffering in Palestinian politics, from the 1920s to the present." Full bio and publications: