Towibah Majdoob

Towibah Majdoob is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tel Aviv University. Her research investigates late singlehood as experienced and interpreted by single men and women in Palestinian society in Israel. This phenomenon has been previously addressed in sociological literature mainly through the perspective of hegemonic Western society and dominant, gendered worldviews. Towibah's research, in contrast, explores it through the intersections of socio-political, gender-based, ethnic, national and geographic positions. Based on more than forty interviews with women and men, her study demonstrates that singlehood is not a uniform social category, but rather a diverse one that varies with the interrelations between these positions. Towibah's research enriches the literature that has yet to analyze this phenomenon in Palestinian society in Israel.