Lana Tatour

Lecturer in Development

Lana Tatour is a Lecturer in Development at the School of Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney. She works on settler colonialism, indigeneity, race, citizenship, human rights, and the Middle East with a focus on Palestine and Israel. Prior to joining the School of Social Sciences, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University, and held visiting fellowships at the Palestinian-American Research Center, the Australian Human Rights Centre, UNSW Faculty of Law and UNSW School of Social Sciences. She is on the board of The Australian Journal of Human Rights. She is currently working on her manuscript Ambivalent Resistance: Palestinians in Israel and the Liberal Politics of Settler Colonialism and Human Rights, and on an edited volume together with Dr Ronit Lentin on Race and the Question of Palestine. 


Journal articles
Tatour L, 2019, 'The culturalisation of indigeneity: the Palestinian-Bedouin of the Naqab and indigenous rights', The International Journal of Human Rights, vol. 23, pp. 1569 - 1593,
Tatour L, 2019, 'Citizenship as Domination: Settled Colonialism and the Making of Palestinian Citizenship in Israel', Arab Studies Journal, vol. VOL. XXVII,
Tatour L, 2019, 'Traces of racial exception: racializing Israeli settler colonialism', British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, vol. 46, pp. 514 - 515,
Tatour L, 2018, 'Review: Movement and the Ordering of Freedom: On Liberal Governances of Mobility, by Hagar Kotef', Journal of Palestine Studies, vol. 47, pp. 86 - 88,
Tatour L, 2016, 'Re: The Israeli left: Part of the problem or the solution? A response to Giulia Daniele', Global Discourse, vol. 6, pp. 487 - 492,
Book Chapters
Tatour L, 2018, 'Reply', in Contending Legitimacy in World Politics, Routledge, pp. 163 - 168,

Tatour's doctoral research was awarded as runner-up in the Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize for best Ph.D. dissertation on a Middle Eastern topic in the Social Sciences or Humanities by the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies.

Selected Grants and Awards:

  • Race, Religion, and the Question of Palestine, Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life, Columbia University.
  • Ibrahim Abu Lughod Postdoctoral Award, Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University
  • Grant Writing Fellowship, Faculty Law, University of New South Wales
  • Research Grant, Mada al-Carmel: Arab Center for Applied Social Research
  • Research Grant,British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) 
  • Research Grant,Palestinian American Research Center
  • Research Grant,Council for British Research in the Levant

Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Israeli politics 

Palestinian politics

Middle East politics 

Tatour L, 2018, A History of Palestinian Dispossession,


ARTS2754 - Development Research

ARTS2751- International Development

SOCW7852 - Politics of International Aid