Diana Allan is an anthropologist and filmmaker. She is the founder and co-director of the Nakba Archive, a testimonial project that has recorded over 500 interviews on film with first generation Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon. During the 2006 Lebanon/Israel war she established Lens on Lebanon, a participatory film and photographic initiative funded by the Soros Foundation, Oxfam and the Prince Claus Fund.
She completed her doctorate in anthropology at Harvard University in 2007, and was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows from 2008-2012. She was a fellow at Harvard's Film Study Center in 2008, is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow in film and video. Her forthcoming book Refugees of the Revolution: Experiences of Palestinian Exile (Stanford University Press, 2013), explores the contingencies of nationalism and everyday survival in Shatila, a Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut. She will be a fellow at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell for the academic year of 2014.
Films Available at DER
Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab