Molly Oringer

Molly Oringer

Molly Oringer

Graduate Student

Email: mtoringer@ucla.edu


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Fields of Study

Sociocultural Anthropology

Research

Anthropology of the state; citizenship; diasporic belonging; (post-) colonialism; spatial violence; Arab Jewish history; Lebanon; Israel/Palestine

Awards & Grants

2020, Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant 

2019, Orient Institut Beirut — Max Weber Foundation Resident Doctoral Fellow 

2018, American Academy for Jewish Research Summer Research Grant 

2018, UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Maurice Amado Research Grant for Sephardic Studies 

2018, UCLA International Institute Summer Fieldwork Grant 

2018, UCLA Department of Anthropology Departmental Summer Research Grant 

2017-18, UCLA Graduate Division Graduate Research Mentorship 

2017, UCLA Graduate Division Graduate Summer Research Mentorship 

2017, UCLA Y + S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Summer Research Grant 

2017, UCLA Department of Anthropology Departmental Summer Research Grant 

2016-17, UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies Graduate Assistance for Areas of National Need Fellowship 

2016, UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Bluma Appel Research Grant 

2016, UCLA Department of Anthropology Departmental Summer Research Grant 

2016, UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Maurice Amado Research Grant for Sephardic Studies 

2014, NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies Departamental Research Grant 

2012-14, NYU & U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship 

Conference Presentations

“Dwelling in Absence: Difference, Political Aspirations, and the Legacy of Lebanon’s Jews” Jewish Difference and Identity-Making in the Modern Eastern Mediterranean (co-organizer) at the Association for Jewish Studies Annual Meeting, virtual, December 2020

“Heterogeneity and the MENA Region: A ’Minority’ Report on an Ongoing Project” (roundtable) at Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, virtual, October 2020

“Experiences from the Field: Oral History and Ethnographic Practice” Relations in the Ideoscape, Orient-Institut Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon, May 2019

“Bounded Images: Nationalism, Nostalgia, and the Coffee Table Book-as-Archive” Panel: Memory and Mediation in Lebanon: Commodifying and Consuming Images of the Past (panel organizer) Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, November 2018.

“Centering Jewishness: Space, Absence, and the Reconstruction of a Jewish Neighborhood in Post-War Beirut ” Urban Jewish Heritage Conference: Presence and Absence Krakow, Poland, September 2018.

“Mirror Images: Spatial Destruction, Labor, and Agency in two Negev Bedouin Communities” at Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, November 2016.

“Tourism Post-1948: Luxury Commodities and Diaspora Tourism to Israel” at Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, November 2015.

“Consuming the Homeland: Luxury Commodities and Diaspora Tourism in Israel.” Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, November 2015

Degrees

M.A., Near Eastern Studies, NYU (2014)
B.A., Religion, Smith College (2012)