Bard Faculty

Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Primary Academic Program: Anthropology

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Environmental and Urban Studies, Global and International Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Science, Technology, and Society


B.A., Columbia University; M.Sc., University of Oxford; M. Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University. Publications include “In Colonial Shoes: Notes on the Material Afterlife in Post-Oslo Palestine,” Jerusalem Quarterly; “The Hamas Effect: A Summary,” Anthropology News; “The Joys and Dangers of Solidarity in Palestine: Prosthetic Engagement in an Age of Reparations,” The New Centennial Review: The Palestine Issue, and “Palestine Online: An Emerging Virtual Homeland?” Refugee Studies Centre Working Paper No. 28, University of Oxford. Recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and Wenner-Gren Foundation grants for doctoral research; Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace; Euretta J. Kellett Fellowship. Spent 26 months doing field research in the Palestinian territories and Israel, looking at social, political, governance, and economic issues relating to waste management in the West Bank. Has taught at Columbia University and as ESL instructor in Ramallah and at the Jenin refugee camp. At Bard since 2013.


Phone: 845-758-7201
Location: Hopson
Office: 304