Grad student Lila Sharif has been awarded the prestigious UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship. Lila’s dissertation, “Savory Politics: The Impact of Fair Trade Olive Oil Industries on Palestinian Livelihoods,” uses the production and consumption of Palestinian olive oil trade as an optic to examine the broader issues of Palestinian identity and Palestinians’ relations with Israel. Lila will defend her thesis sometime this Summer.
Lila has also been selected to be a member of the UC San Diego Chapter of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society for 2014. Congratulations and well done Lila!