Hannah Jewell

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Department:
Middle East Studies
Term:
Spring 2011

Hannah Jewell is a Middle Eastern Studies major currently researching how young Palestinians conceptualize the right of return to historical Palestine. She traveled to Israel, the West Bank, Jordan and Lebanon, conducting interviews with young adult Palestinians who live inside and outside refugee camps. Her research focuses on the struggle between personal and political desires, the way that those who have never seen their ancestral towns or villages nevertheless regard them as home, and how the idea of return and hope for its fulfillment is affected by each subject's relative location and refugee status.