Safa Abu-Rabia is a resident of the south, an anthropologist and doctorate student at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in the department of interdisciplinary studies. She completed her studies in the department of behavioral sciences, in the anthropological track. The subject of her dissertation study is the construction of identity amongst the Arab-Bedouin in the Negev. She is currently completing her study on the construction of the historic discourse amongst Arab-Bedouin women of the 1948 generation, in the Negev.
Safa received a prize for completing her studies with honors from the Haim Herzog Center for the Study of the Middle East and Diplomacy. She is a lecturer at the Ben Gurion University and a social activist in the Negev. She is also a business consultant and a group leader in the field of social and financial empowerment. In additions, she writes a column in the "Mizad Sheni" (on the other hand) journal, publishes articles in the field of her research and takes part in conferences in Israel and abroad.