Tuesday, April 29, 2014
1957 E. Street, NW
Lindner Family Commons, 6th Floor
Diana Allan, an anthropologist and filmmaker, is currently a fellow at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell. She is the creator of two grassroots media collectives in Lebanon––the Nakba Archive and Lens on Lebanon––and her ethnographic films have been screened in international film festivals and as gallery installations. Her recent ethnography, Refugees of the Revolution: Experiences of Palestinian Exile, published in November by Stanford University Press, explores the contingencies of nationalism and everyday survival in Shatila refugee camp in Beirut. Allan received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2008, and was a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow.