Dr. Maha Nassar is an associate professor in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona where she specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of the modern Arab world. She holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago.
Her book, which has been shortlisted for the 2018 Palestine Book Awards, is titled Brothers Apart: Palestinian Citizens of Israel and the Arab World (Stanford University Press, 2017). In it, Dr. Nassar examines how Palestinian intellectuals in Israel have connected to global decolonization movements through literary and journalistic writings. Her scholarly articles have appeared in the Journal of Palestine Studies, Arab Studies Journal, and the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication.
Dr. Nassar is also a 2018 Public Voices Fellow with the OpEd Project and a Policy Member of Al-Shabaka—The Palestinian Policy Network. Her analysis and opinion pieces have appeared in The Washington Post, The Forward, The Conversation, Middle East Report and elsewhere.
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