Christine Leuenberger

Christine Leuenberger

Dr. Christine Leuenberger is a senior lecturer in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University. She received a PhD in sociology/social sciences in 1995 from the University of Konstanz (Germany) and an MA in sociology of contemporary culture from the University of York (England). In 2008 she was a Fulbright Scholar in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. She continues to return to the region to pursue her research interests in the social consequences of the separation wall and to study the social history of the social and human sciences in Israel/Palestine.


Mosquitoes Don’t Carry Visas: Walls, Environments and the Hope for Cooperation in Palestine/Israel
The West Bank Wall as Canvas: Art and Graffiti in Palestine/Israel


  • Hopelessness as Luxury: Perspectives from Contested Jerusalem