Date of Award

Spring 6-2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Tom Weaver

Second Advisor

Constance DeJong

Academic Program Adviser

Joel Carreiro


A House Without a Roof (AHWAR) is a project that scrutinizes the histories of violence and displacement connecting Europe, Israel, and Palestine. With photographs, appropriated imagery, and texts, I weave together fictions of my family history with representations from Israel’s founding and ongoing military occupation. Ethnic and national identities are ruptured and reassembled as the project interrogates contradictory histories and notions of selfhood. AHWAR questions how we understand global conflict and trauma in light of our individual experience.



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