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Kareem Rabie, PhD

Associate Professor

Middle East and Muslim Societies Cluster

Anthropology, Sociocultural


Building & Room:

BSB 3152B

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Kareem Rabie is Associate Professor of Anthropology at The University of Illinois, Chicago. His work focuses on privatization, urban development, and the state-building project in the West Bank. Previously he was Assistant Professor of Anthropology at American University in Washington, DC; Harper-Schmidt Fellow at the University of Chicago; and Marie Curie Fellow/Senior Researcher at the University of Oxford Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS).

Selected Publications

2021. Rabie, Kareem. Palestine Is Throwing a Party and the Whole World Is Invited: Capital and State Building in the West Bank. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.


PhD, Anthropology, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2015
BA, Anthropology, The University of Chicago, 2002

Professional Memberships

American Anthropological Association

American Association of Geographers

Middle East Studies Association

American Studies Association

Research Currently in Progress

Kareem’s current research focuses on the new human and political economic geographies of Palestine/China trade.