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Lecturer of Human Geography, Queen's University Belfast

Merav Amir is a lecturer of Human Geography at Queen’s University Belfast. She is a graduate of the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas and the School of Cultural Studies at Tel Aviv University. Her research focus is on cultural and political geography with particular interest in critical perspectives on security, processes of border making, geographies of embodiment, critical cultural analysis and feminist and queer theory, with regional expertise in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

Recent publications include: ‘In-secure identities: On the securitization of abnormality,’ Environment and Planning D (2018) (with Hagar Kotef); ‘Revisiting politicide: state annihilation in Israel/Palestine,’ Territory, Politics, Governance (2017); and ‘Women Speaking of National Security: The Case of Checkpoint Watch,’ International Political Sociology (2014).


  • –present
    Lecturer of Human Geography, Queen's University Belfast


  • 2011 
    Tel Aviv University, PhD in Cultural Studies