Lindsey Pullum

I am a cultural anthropologist who specializes in cultural expressions of ethnic and religious difference in Middle Eastern popular culture. My research investigates how ethnonationalism shapes ways of belonging that are transmitted through tourism in/of Druze villages of Israel and the occupied Golan Heights. My graduate seminar, “Popular Culture, Politics, & Identity: Ethnography of Media and Minorities of the Middle East”, explores the idea that popular culture and performance are foundational means for negotiating power, debating ideology, displaying intersectionality, and mediating social interactions between ethnic/religious groups.