Maha Nassar

Dr. Maha Nassar is an associate professor in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona. She holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago. Her book, Brothers Apart: Palestinian Citizens of Israel and the Arab World (Stanford University Press, 2017) received a 2018 Palestine Book Award. In it, she examines how Palestinian intellectuals in Israel connected to global decolonization movements through literary and journalistic writings. Her research also examines how Palestinians have engaged with the Black freedom movement in the United States. Dr. Nassar’s analysis and opinion pieces have appeared in The Washington Post, The Conversation, The Hill and elsewhere. She is currently working on her next book, titled: The Palestinians: A Global History.