Eman Ansari holds a joint BA in Geography and Arabic Language and Literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is currently studying for an MA in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature, and the Department of Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, also at the Hebrew University.
Ansari worked as a research assistant in both departments and helped editing a book researching the journeys of Abraham Ben Ya’acob, the 10th century traveler, to Germany and Slavic countries. She also worked on innovative sociological research regarding varied ethnic groups in Jerusalem and their patterns of mobility.
Ansari in currently working as an Arabic Language teaching assistant in the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies program at the Shalem College. She teaches a course on creative writing in Arabic in a center for gifted children in East Jerusalem, and is also undertaking research regarding the implementation of the Rav-Kav travel card in East Jerusalem, in conjunction with the Urban Clinic and the Hebrew University .
Ansari comes from a distinguished and established Jerusalemite family – the Ansari family, related to Ansar el-Medina, the tribes that helped and supported the Prophet Muhammad.
Areas Of Expertise
- East Jerusalem
- Evaluation Research
- population and Society
- Urban Planning