Cristina Violante, University of California, Berkeley

Cristina Violante

University of California, Berkeley

Graduate Student Paper Competition

2020 Recipient

Cristina Violante won the 2020 Graduate Student Paper Competition for “Liquidity: Water and Investment in Mandate Palestine,” which charts how water became an object of investment in Mandate Palestine, directing foreign capital into the area, shifting social and economic relations, and ultimately facilitating Zionist colonization. Violante is a Ph.D. candidate in Jurisprudence and Social Policy at University of California, Berkeley. Her research explores the history of water law in the western United States, from its Spanish and premodern Islamic origins to the present.