Rebecca L. Stein
Rebecca L. Stein is a cultural anthropologist at Duke University researching linkages between culture and politics in Israel in the context of the Israeli military occupation and legacy of the Palestinian dispossession. She is the author of Screen Shots: State Violence on Camera in Israel and Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2021), which studies the Israeli military occupation in the age of the global smartphone and viral image; Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age (authored with Adi Kuntsman; Stanford University Press, 2015), which studies the ways that social media has altered the Israeli relationship to its military occupation, in both state and civilian contexts; Itineraries in Conflict: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Political Lives of Tourism (Duke University Press, 2008) which considers the relationship between tourism, mobility politics, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; the coeditor of Palestine, Israel and the Politics of Popular Culture (Duke University Press, 2005) with Ted Swedenburg; and the co-editor of The Struggle for Sovereignty: Palestine and Israel, 1993-2005 with Joel Beinin (Stanford University Press, 2006). Her writings on Israeli cultural politics have also appeared in London Review of Books blog, Middle East Report, and Open Democracy. She is on the board of directors of the Palestinian American Research Council.