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Dr. Orna Vaadya

Orna Vaadya
Post Doc
Orna Vaadia submitted her doctoral dissertation at the Tel-Aviv University in 2016 under the title: "Maps in schoolbooks and the spatial imaginary: The education system in Israel: 1903-1967". Her research interests lie at the intersection of cartography, technology and socio-spatial power relations. In 2017-2019, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Geography and Environmental Development in Ben-Gurion University under the supervision of Prof. Oren Yiftachel. During this period, her research focused on the uses of the New Spatial Media for Counter-Mapping and Memory Activism among Bedouins and Palestinians in Israel/ Palestine. In 2019 she received a scholarship from the “Hekdesh Shlomo Glass and Penny Balvan Foundation” for a postdoc at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning ,under the supervision of associate professor Efrat Eizenberg. Her recent study focuses on mobile mapping in conflict spaces in general and in particular ,on the case of South Hebron Hills and their representations in the navigation and mapping app 'Amud Anan'.