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 earned her PhD in Politics and International Studies in 2017 from the University of Warwick in the U.K and holds an MSc. in NGOs and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her 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.


Journal articles
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, '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, 2016, 'Re: The Israeli left: Part of the problem or the solution? A response to Giulia Daniele', Global Discourse, vol. 6, pp. 487 - 492,

Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Israeli politics 

Palestinian politics

Middle East politics 

Subject areas