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Hadil Abuhmaid

Doctoral Student
Office: 210 Allen Hall


Hadil earned a BS in Journalism and Political Science from Bir-Zeit University in Palestine and an MA in Nonprofit Management from the University of Oregon, with a focus on Arts Administration. She is the co-founder of Filmlab: Palestine, a nonprofit company based in Ramallah, that aims at developing the cinema industry in Palestine. Her work in the field of cinema has created a base for her research interest Palestinian self-representation. Through her research, Hadil aims at examining the effects of soft and hard borders constucted by the occupation on the formation and self-representation of the national identity in Palestinian feature films. Her research interests include cinema studies, diasporic studies, representations, and national identity.

In addition to academic work, Hadil is a member of the Graduate School Advisory Board at the University of Oregon, a member of the Student Advisory Board for the Office of the Dean of Students, and a board member of Creating Connections; a graduate student group that supports traditionally marginalized population in the U.S. higher education. She is also a member of the University of Oregon campus planning committee. 



Bachelor degree in Journalism and Political Science from Bir-Zeit University, Ramallah, Palestine.

Master degree in Nonprofit Management with focus on Arts Administration from University of Oregon, OR, United States. 

Doctoral Candidate in Media Studies at University of Oregon since 2018.


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