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Dr. Yara Sa'di-Ibraheem

Freie Universität Berlin

Alumni, Postdoctoral Fellow May 2021 to May 2022, RU Temporality

Boltzmannstraße 20
14195 Berlin

Yara's research focuses on the politics of space and time from a human geography perspective. Her Ph.D. thesis dealt with the ways in which neoliberal policies and discourses mutate indigenous spaces and time under settler-colonial regimes. Particularly she focused on urban Palestinian properties, which were confiscated by the Israeli state in the aftermath of the 1948 War, and on their transformations within the neoliberal regeneration and privatization schemes. Meanwhile, her Master’s dissertation dealt with the everyday spatial experiences of Palestinian students in Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Resarch Interests

  • Neoliberal Urbanism
  • Spatial-Temporal Experiences
  • Indigenous Geographies
  • Settler Colonialism
  • Racial Capitalism

Current Research Projects at SCRIPTS

In her current project, she focuses on eviction, displacement, and dispossession as a point of entry into an analytical engagement with urban regeneration and the implications of liberal time to marginalized spaces. The research aims to explore main themes of bottom-up temporalities that emerge in different places around the world, which were/ are considered ‘out of time’, especially those which are planned to undergo urban renewal or regeneration. Moreover, it seeks to learn about emerging temporalities and the ways they are influenced by and influence the hegemonic liberal order of time. This demands a reconsideration of prevalent analytical categories and empirical foci in the literature. Theoretically, the study aims to develop a macro interdisciplinary perspective, which brings together three sets of fields of knowledge: neo/liberal order, temporality, and place-making. The project’s engagement in these fields will draw on work in geography, planning, and sociology.

  • Desille, A., & Sa'di-Ibraheem, Y. 2021, ' ‘It’s a Matter of Life or Death’: Jewish Migration and Dispossession of Palestinians in Acre', Urban Planning, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 32-42.
  • Sa’di-Ibraheem, Y. 2020, 'Jaffa’s times: Temporalities of dispossession and the advent of natives’ reclaimed time', Time & Society, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 340-361.
  • Sa’di-Ibraheem, Y. 2020, 'Settler Colonial Temporalities, Ruinations and Neoliberal Urban Renewal. The case of Suknet Al-Huresh in Jaffa', GeoJournal. Advanced online publication: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10708-020-10279-0.
  • Sa’di-Ibraheem, Y. 2020, 'Privatizing the Production of Settler Colonial Landscapes: ‘Authenticity’ and Imaginative Geography in Wadi Al-Salib, Haifa', Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. Advanced online publication: http://doi.org.1177/2399564420946757.
  • Desille, A., & Sa’di-Ibraheem, Y. 2020, 'La judaïsation de la ville d’Acre:«diversité»,«authenticité» et «identité méditerranéenne» comme moyens de déplacement des Palestiniens', Migrations Societé, no. 4, pp. 59-75.