De-Colonizer: Research and Art Laboratory for Social Change is a project that we, as Allegra Lab, could not ignore when doing our researches for…Read More
Eleonore Merza-Bronstein is a political anthropologist, and an associated researcher at CNRS (laboratory IIAC-LAIOS). She devoted her MA and BA to issues of collective memory of populations in migratory, minority and marginalised situations and / or in exile. In her PhD, conducted at l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, she analysed what "Being Israeli" means through the lens of non-Jewish citizenship in Israel and the political power games / relations between minorities and the State. She also focused on suppressed memory and the making of narratives in Israel. Since her post-doctoral research, conducted at the French Center of Research in Jerusalem, she has continued to question and re-examine the modalities of shared living in Israeli society, the making of (re)constructed and (re)mobilized identities, as well as the figure of the "Other" as the threat, the enemy, the being perceived as different. She is the co-founder and the co-director of De-Colonizer, a photographer and has recently expanded her skills to the techniques of video-documentary.