Dr Elian Weizman

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Associate Member
BA Middle East History (Tel Aviv University), MA Near and Middle East Studies (SOAS); PhD (SOAS)
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Elian is a lecturer in International Relations at the Division of Social Sciences, School of Law and Social Sciences at London South Bank University. Before joining LSBU she was a lecturer in Middle East Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS University of London) where she also completed her PhD in 2013. Previously she served as the Deputy Director of the Kenyon Institute in Occupied East Jerusalem, part of the Council for British Research in the Levant (2015-17). She is interested in the politics of knowledge production, and practices of resistance from within settler (colonial) societies, the politics of Israel/Palestine and Zionism.

Research interests

Elian’s research agenda is grounded in the case of Israel/Palestine, but speaks more broadly to the study of (settler) colonial regimes, paying particular attention to the dynamics of resistance within settler colonial states, the intersection of law and violence and the politics of knowledge production in these contexts. Her current research focuses on resistance practices of anti-Zionist Jewish Israelis in contemporary Israel.  Elian also co-coordinate an interdisciplinary network around the themes of settler colonialism, knowledge production and anticolonial/decolonial praxis.

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