Samer Abdelnour is an Assistant Professor at the Rotterdam School of Management. His research crosses a number of broad fields including social enterprise, organizational theory, globalization and political sociology. Contextually, he has been conducting field research on fuel-efficient stoves and the humanitarian response in Darfur, post-war reintegration of ex-combatants in the Blue Nile, and collective enterprise approaches for marginalized peoples under conflict and discrimination in Darfur. He is completing a PhD at the London School of Economics.
Ayman Abdul Majeed is Researcher and Survey Unit coordinator for the Center for Development Studies at Birzeit University. He has spent nearly 20 years in community research and programs focused on marginalized groups including women, youth, people with disability, children, and Palestinian refugees in Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon. He is a member of the National Committee for Women Employment’s (2010-2013).
Rabab Abdulhadi is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies, and Senior Scholar, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative at San Francisco State University. She is a long-time feminist activist and scholar who has contributed to the struggle for Palestinian self-determination and the well-being of Palestinian women. From 1982 to 1988, she was the Director of Political and International Relations at the Middle East Research Center in New York.
Oroub El-Abed is a postdoctoral research fellow with the Centre for British Research in the Levant (British Academy grant). She holds a PhD in Development Studies from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, and has consulted and written in the area of political economy of development and forced migration, particularly Palestinian refugees in the Middle East. She is the author of Unprotected: Palestinians in Egypt since1948 (Washington, DC and Ottowa, CA: Institute for Palestine Studies and the International Development Research Centre, 2009).
Al-Shabaka Policy Member Mai Abu Moghli is a Palestinian human rights activist based in London. Mai is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Education, University of London. Her research focus is on human rights education in Palestinian Authority schools in the Occupied West Bank. Mai holds a Masters degree in human rights from the University of Essex and has worked extensively in the field of human rights in the MENA region.
Mohammad Abu Zaineh is Adjunct Professor of Economics at Aix-Marseille Université School of Economics and École des hautes études en santé publique in Paris. He has worked with UNAIDS in Geneva, the Palestine Economic Policy Institute in Ramallah and the Department of Economics as well as the Institute of Community and Public Health at Birzeit University, Palestine. His main areas of research include measurement and explanation of socioeconomic inequality; public economics and policies (applied mainly to health and the health care sector) and economic development.
Bashir Abu-Manneh is Assistant Professor of English at Barnard College, where he teaches global literature, Palestinian and Israeli literatures, Marxism, and Postcolonialism. He is affiliated with Barnard's programs in Africana Studies and Comparative Literature. He has written widely on the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Samer Alatout is an associate professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has published extensively on water and environmental politics in historic Palestine (1900-2010) and is now working on a book on the subject. Alatout has also published on the politics of occupation (water, the apartheid wall). Most recently, he's been researching the state building process in Palestine.