Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
in Critical Global Humanities
In 2011, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Cogut Center created a new two-year postdoctoral fellowship for a scholar of exceptional achievement and promise in any field, period, or discipline of the humanities, with the intellectual flexibility to engage in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study and dialogue, as well as a strong commitment to the critical analysis of the humanities in the contexts of globalization and the globalizing university.
PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Research Interest: Linda’s scholarship draws from spatial theory and critical cartography, with interests in liberation movements in the Middle East, Latin America, and the U.S. Her current work focuses on the theoretical and empirical intersections of cartography and political strategy within the Palestinian national movement. Her dissertation produced a genealogy of Palestinian map-making and map-use, investigating the leadership’s political shift from liberation to statecraft following the Oslo Accords. In tracing how the map became ubiquitous in the Palestinian state-building project, her work also makes visible colonial cartography’s influence into determining today what constitutes the political realm. This Fall she is teaching a course entitled, “The Israel-Palestinian Conflict in the Global Scene.”