Hadil Abuhmaid

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Doctoral Student
Office: 210 Allen Hall

Research Interests

Palestinian cinema, Identity studies, Critical Cultural Studies, Representation, International and Intercultural Communication.


Growing up in the Age of Fake News - A UNESCO Courier article


Social Media in the Middle East: 2020 in review - coauthor


Social Media in the Middle East: 2019 in review - coauthor


Innovation for Oppression - A Ms. Magazine article 





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.