Nicola Perugini

Nicola Perugini is an anthropologist and assistant professor at the Al Quds Bard Honors College (Jerusalem, Palestine), where he directs the Human Rights and International Law Program. His past work focused on land rights, customary law, and historical dynamics of the reproduction of power and traditional dependence relations in Morocco. His current research investigates the colonial uses of human rights discourses and practices in the context of Israel/Palestine. In 2012–2013 he was a Member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, where he further developed his exploration of the relationship between human rights and domination, the subject of a forthcoming book with Oxford University Press. His publications also focus on embedded anthropology in Iraq and Afghanistan, asylum seekers in Italy, and spatial practices and control in Palestine. Since 2009, he has been collaborating on different research-theory-art projects with the Palestinian collective Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency (DAAR).

As of March 2014