Alison Ramer is a artist, writer and creative coach and consultant. Among other endeavors, she currently runs a full service communications company, Geek Friend, with her partner.
Recurring themes in Alison’s work are social justice, identity and homeland. Her work is interdisciplinary and often participatory or collaborative. She has worked intensively with marginalized and indigenous communities in the occupied Palestinian territories, Israel and the United States and frequently travels between artists, grassroots activists and local representatives; policy makers, funders and corporations by creating unique projects and opportunities for collaboration and innovation.
For the past seven years Alison have been living and working in Palestine and Israel. As a young Jew, proficient in Hebrew and Arabic, her work explored the limits of binational identity and supported the arts and advocacy efforts of Israelis and Palestinians.
Alison’s employers and clients have included: The British Council, Oxfam, World Vision, Grassroots Jerusalem, The Palestinian Social Cinema Arts Association, Al Tariq – The Palestinian Institute for Development and Democracy, The Parent’s Circle Families’ Forum, the Massachusetts State House, Boston City Council and Boston Mobilization among others.
Alison’s writing was published in “Forget Fear” (2012), an art anthology for the Berlin Bienalle. She’s also written about politics and human rights for Haaretz, The Huffington Post and Policy Mic as well as several new media sources like +972 Magazine and Global Voices.
She has guest lectured at the University of Washington, Boston University, Tufts University, MIT and several faith based organizations. She and her work has been profiled in several publications including Al Quds, The Boston Globe and Utne Reader.
She hold a B.A. in Politics and Jewish Studies from Mount Holyoke College.