Areas of Expertise:
PhD: Ethnic Studies: University of California, Riverside
MA: Ethnic Studies: San Francisco State University
BA: Sociology: San Francisco State University
Research Interests:Palestine, Arab-American Studies, Settler-Colonialism, Critical Refugee Studies, Youth Movements, Transnationalism, Indigenous and Third World Feminisms
Loubna Qutami is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Qutami is a former President’s Postdoctoral Fellow from the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley (2018-2020) and received her PhD from the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside (2018). Qutami’s research examines transnational Palestinian youth movements after the 1993 Oslo Accords through the 2011 Arab Uprisings. Her work is based on scholar-activist ethnographic research methods. Qutami’s broader scholarly interests include Palestine, critical refugee studies, the racialization of Arab/Muslim communities in the U.S., settler-colonialism, youth movements, transnationalism and indigenous and Third World Feminism.