Ph.D. Columbia University, 2010
M.Phil. Columbia University, 2005
M.A. Columbia University, 2002
B.A. Amherst College, 2001
Political Anthropology, Anthropology of the Middle East, Human Rights and Humanitarianism
Dr. Latif’s scholarly activity is in the areas of nationalism; refugees; conceptual histories of human rights and humanitarianism; gender, sexuality and representations of violence; ethics and methods of ethnography. She also maintains an interest in the production and consumption of incriminatory images of violence through digital media. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled: Narrating Home and Homelessness: Belonging and Un-Belonging in Bourj al-Barajneh Palestinian Refugee Camp.
She has consulted pro bono for international and local NGOs such as: Care (USA), and the Palestinian Women’s Humanitarian Organization. She has also served as a scholarly expert for the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, and for asylum cases in the United States.