Étudiante

Anna Tyshkov is a M.A. Student in Socio-cultural Anthropology at Columbia University. Her M.A. dissertation centers on her ongoing project with Palestinian refugee youth in the West Bank who interviewed their grandparents about pre-1948 life in the original Palestinian villages. Her work engages with Palestinian oral history, intergenerational memory, and the political cultures of refugees. In 2017, she graduated with a Joint Honors degree from McGill University in Anthropology and Gender Studies. Her B.A. thesis project explored oral memories and counter-narratives of the first Intifada in the West Bank, as well as 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 as a legal intern at BADIL: Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights in Bethlehem, where she conducted research on international legal protections of refugees and internally displaced persons in Palestine, and the right of return for Palestinian refugees. 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. Anna Tyshkov is committed to continue her work with Palestinian refugee communities throughout her professional future.