Center for Strategic Studies
University of Jordan
P.O. Box 13146
Tel.: +962 6 530 0100
Fax: +962 6 535 5515
2010- : Researcher, Center for Strategic Studies (CSS), University of Jordan, Jordan
2010: PhD in Politics; University of Exeter, UK; Thesis Title: The Land Tenure System in Modern Palestine: A Deconstruction of the Role of Zionism in the British Administration
2007-2010: Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Exeter, UK
Teaching undergraduate students tutorial seminars for the module POL2038: War and Peace in the Middle East.
2007: Learning & Teaching for Higher Education Certificate, University of Exeter, UK
2006-2008: Research Assistant, Dr. Michael Dumper, University of Exeter, UK
2006: Intern, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), New York Office, USA
2004-2005: Masters in Middle East Politics, Merit (Distinction for Thesis), University of Exeter
Thesis Title: Change of Authority and Landownership: The Case of Palestine
2000-2004: Honours Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto, Canada; Double Major: Political Science and Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
Selected Conferences and Publications
- “A Land Tenure System Driven by a Colonial-Settler Movement: A Deconstruction of the Role of Zionism in the British Mandate in Palestine” (July 2010). Presented at the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies in Barcelona as part of the panel for ´The Territorial Management of Ethnic Conflict in the Middle East.´
- “Behind the Scenes of Zionist Land Acquisition in British Mandate Palestine: the Legal Dispossession of the Fellahin and the Bedouins” (2010). Presented at the Rethinking the Paradigms: Negev Bedouin Research 2000+ workshop sponsored by The British Academy and the University of Exeter.
- “2009 Emerging Leaders for Democracy” sponsored by The Project on Middle East Democracy, Georgetown University’s Center for Democracy and Civil Society, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in cooperation with the Center for Strategic Studies at Jordan University in Amman, Jordan, Selected to attend as one of 30 Americans and Jordanians to discuss topics in political reform in Jordan and formulate recommendations for U.S. policy makers on how to improve the impact of foreign policy and to effectively encourage democratic reform.
- “Power & the Conquest for Land: The Uniqueness of the Landownership Conflict in British Mandate Palestine” (2007). Presented at the New Directions in Studies of the Arab World Graduate Workshop by the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World, University of Edinburgh and published in 2008 in the proceedings.
- “What is the Middle East?,” article under construction for the journal, Middle East Panorama (University of Utah Middle East Center).
- Book review of A History of Palestine: From the Ottoman Conquest to the Founding of the State of Israel by Gudrun Kramer, in preparation for the Journal of Islamic Studies (The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies).
American Political Science Association (APSA)
Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA)