Dr. Maha Nassar is an associate professor in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona, where she teaches classes on Islam, Palestine, and the modern Middle East. Her award-winning book, Brothers Apart: Palestinian Citizens of Israel and the Arab World (Stanford, 2017), shows how Palestinian intellectuals inside the Green Line 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 elsewhere.
A 2018 Public Voices Fellow with the OpEd Project, Dr. Nassar’s analysis pieces have appeared widely, including in The Washington Post, The Conversation, and +972 Magazine. As a 2022 non-resident fellow at the Foundation for Middle East Peace, she joined FMEP in developing public programming for their Occupied Thoughts podcast.
Dr. Nassar’s current book project examines the global history of Palestine’s people from late antiquity to the present, paying special attention to social and cultural interactions among Muslims, Christians, and Jews.