The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten  -  Institut nĂ©erlandais du Proche-Orient

Sary Zananiri is a practice-based researcher. His interests sit at the intersection of religion, colonialism and visual culture with a focus on the ways in which social and cultural histories can explicate the political. He completed his PhD at Monash University looking at the confluence of 19th-century Western imaging of the Palestinian landscape and Zionist narrative. He is working with NINO, through the Frank Scholten fund, and the NWO project CrossRoads: European Cultural Diplomacy and Arab Christians in Palestine 1918-1948 led by Dr Karène Sanchez. He is currently researching Frank Scholten and his important photographic collection, investigating the impacts of British Mandate on communalism in post-World War I Palestine and the ways in which homosexuality undermined the taxonomies often associated with the region.


See also profile page at Leiden University website.