Anna Tyshkov is an independent scholar and teacher, holding degrees from Columbia University and McGill University. She was a FLAS fellow (Arabic) at Columbia University for 2019/2020. Her work has focused on Palestinian oral history, intergenerational memory, refugee rights, children’s rights, movement and migration. Her Master’s dissertation at Columbia was based on her project with Palestinian refugee youth who conducted oral history interviews with their elders about life in Palestine before the 1948 War, and histories of popular resistance. She conducted independent ethnographic fieldwork in Palestinian refugee camps in the West Bank between 2017/2018, and research on forced displacement at BADIL: Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, in Bethlehem. Her Bachelor’s Honors thesis project at McGill explored oral memories of the first Palestinian Intifada (1987-1993), and gendered critiques of Intifada leadership. In 2016, she co-founded the first student chapter of “Independent Jewish Voices” at McGill University.
Anna is affiliated with Insaniyyat – Society of Palestinian Anthropologists, and the Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University, Montreal. She is also a founding member of “Voice of Insaniyyat”, an academic and bilingual podcast on the Anthropology of Palestine (available on all podcast platforms). She continues her ethnographic research in Palestine, alongside her teaching. In addition to English, she speaks Russian, Arabic, French, and some Spanish.