Ghada Karmi

Dr Ghada Karmi is a leading Palestinian academic, activist and writer. She was born in Jerusalem, but grew up and was educated in England, where she first trained as a doctor of medicine. She went on to become an academic at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter. Her major area of research has centred on the Palestine/Israel conflict, which she taught until 2012. She has also worked on issues of migration and adjustment of minorities to Western culture, and carried out three major studies of the Punjabi, Moroccan and Egyptian communities in London.

Her published books include Jerusalem today: what future for the peace process? (Ithaca Press, 1996), The Palestinian Exodus 1948-1998 (with Eugene Cotran, Ithaca Press, 1999). Her memoir, In search of Fatima: a Palestinian story, published in 2002, won wide critical acclaim. Her book, Married to another man: Israel’s dilemma in Palestine, is a detailed analysis of the peace process and argues for a unitary-state solution to the conflict. Her most recent book, Return: a Palestinain memoir, was published by Verso in 2015. She has also published many articles in the British press and frequently appeared on British and Arab radio and TV.