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Hebatalla Taha

Assistant Professor of Israel Studies/ Associate Director of the Center for Israel Studies

Judaic Studies


Heba Taha is a scholar of Politics and International Relations. Her work lies at the intersection of political economy and security in the modern Middle East, particularly Israel/Palestine. Her doctoral work analyzes the role of Palestinians in Israeli capitalism, focusing on everyday encounters and non-conventional sites of contestation, such as high-tech firms and shopping centers. More recently, she is also researching nuclear histories and technologies in the Middle East, some of which has been published in Third World Quarterly, International Affairs, and Global Affairs. She is also an Affiliated Scholar at the Center for International Studies (CERI) at Sciences Po, where she collaborates with the Nuclear Knowledges research collective.


  • DPhil, University of Oxford
  • MPhil, University of Oxford
  • BA, George Washington University

Research Interests

  • Capitalism and colonialism in Israel/Palestine
  • Political economy of Palestinians of 48
  • Nuclear histories and politics in the Middle East
  • Security and insecurity in the Middle East

Teaching Interests

  • Political Economy of Israel/Palestine
  • Nuclear Politics of the Middle East
  • Israel/Palestine in International Politics
  • Economy, Technology, and Security in the Middle East
  • Experiences of War