May Seikaly

Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor May Seikaly is Associate Professor of History at Wayne State University in the Department of Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Near Eastern Studies). Her work has focused on the social history of Arab society, specifically Palestinian and Arabian Gulf societies.  May Seikaly has been involved in the collection and archiving of Palestinian memory through the use of Oral documentation for recording, archiving and historicizing oral collections, including her book Haifa: Transformation of an Arab society 1918-1939.  She is currently working on a study of Gulf Social History through the eyes of its women, and in essence again utilizing oral history as a major tool.

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