Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Rida Abu Rass

Rida Abu RassDoctoral Student
MA Middlebury Institute of International Studies (2017); MA Brandeis University (2015); BA Brandeis University (2014)

Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, B309 
rida.aburass@queensu.ca   

Supervisor: Oded Haklai

 

 


Biography and Research Interests

I was born in Tayibe and raised in Jaffa, Israel-Palestine. I am interested in the factors that facilitate and obstruct political mobilization among indigenous and national groups, with an emphasis on the Palestinian citizens of Israel.

I completed my bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (2014, 2015), and an additional master’s degree at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA (2017). Before matriculating at Queen’s, I worked as a data coordinator at B’tselem, a leading Israeli human rights organization. In my spare time, I write op-eds, science fiction short stories, and I blog.

Awards

2018 – 2022 Principal's International Doctoral Award

2018 – 2022 Queen’s Graduate Award

Conference Publications 

Haklai, O. & Abu Rass, R. (May, 2019). The Fourth Phase of Palestinian Arab Politics in Israel. Paper to be presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Israel Studies, New Orleans, LA.

Haklai, O. & Abu Rass, R. (May, 2019). The Fourth Phase of Palestinian Arab Politics in Israel. Paper to be presented at the 25th Association for the Studies of Nationalities Annual World Convention, New York, NY.

Abu Rass, R. (May, 2019). The Dynamics of Palestinian Contention in Israel. Paper Presented at the 24th Association for the Studies of Nationalities Annual World Convention, New York, NY.

Selected Op-Eds

Abu Rass, R. (2018, June 14). The silent transfer of Palestinians from Area C. Ynet News. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5286150,00.html

Abu Rass, R. (2017, February 26). The Occupation is Sustainable. Haaretz. https://www.haaretz.co.il/opinions/1.3885405

Abu Rass, R. (2015, October 3). What Abbas should have told the United Nations. +972 Magazine. https://www.972mag.com/what-abbas-should-have-told-the-united-nations/112259/vv

Teaching

  • POLS 242 – Contemporary Regimes (Teaching Assistant)
  • POLS 243 – State, Nation and Democracy (Teaching Assistant)