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Nour Joudah

Assistant Professor

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Nour Joudah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at UCLA and a former President’s and Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Geography at UC-Berkeley (2022-23). Dr. Joudah completed her PhD in Geography at UCLA (2022), and wrote her dissertation Mapping Decolonized Futures: Indigenous Visions for Hawaii and Palestine on the efforts by Palestinian and native Hawaiian communities to imagine and work toward liberated futures while centering indigenous duration as a non-linear temporality. Her work examines mapping practices and indigenous survival and futures in settler states, highlighting how indigenous countermapping is a both cartographic and decolonial praxis. She also has a MA in Arab Studies from Georgetown University, and wrote her MA thesis on the role and perception of exile politics within the Palestinian liberation struggle, in particular among politically active Palestinian youth living in the United States and occupied Palestine.


BA in International Studies - Maryville College (2009)
MA in Arab Studies - Georgetown University (2012)
PhD in Geography - University of California, Los Angeles (2022)

Research Interests

settler colonialism, indigenous studies, decolonization, comparative and relational analysis, indigenous geographies, countermapping, digital archives, global politics of sport (soccer/football), identity and sport

Nour Joudah