Student Affiliate

Anna Tyshkov graduated from Columbia University in 2020 with an M.A. in Socio-cultural Anthropology. Her M.A. dissertation centers her collaborative project with Palestinian refugee youth in the West Bank who conducted oral interviews with their elders about the original Palestinian villages, and life since 1948. Her work engages with Palestinian oral history, intergenerational memory, and the Right of Return for refugees. In 2017, she graduated from McGill University with a Joint Honors degree in Anthropology and Gender Studies. Her B.A. thesis project explored oral memories of the first Intifada in the West Bank, and gendered, internal critiques of Intifada leadership. In 2016, she co-founded the first chapter of “Independent Jewish Voices” at McGill University. Between 2017-2019, she conducted twelve months of independent fieldwork in refugee camps in the West Bank. She has also worked at BADIL: Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights in Bethlehem, where she conducted legal research on ongoing forced displacement in Palestine. In 2018, she co-organized the “Gaza On Screen” film festival through the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University. She is an affiliated member of FFIPP International, Insaniyyat: Society of Palestinian Anthropologists, and the Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling in Montreal. In January 2021, she co-launched a podcast on Palestinian Anthropology called, “Voice of Insaniyyat” (available on all podcast platforms). Anna Tyshkov is committed to continue her work with refugee and displaced communities in Palestine and around the world, throughout her professional future.