Faculty & Staff
Leila Farsakh, PhD
Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts
Areas of Expertise
Middle East Politics, Comparative Politics, Politics of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
PhD, University of London
MPhil, Cambridge University (UK)
SPRING 2018 Semester Office Hours: Thursday 10am-12pm
Leila Farsakh is an associate professor and department chair. She is the author of Palestinian Labor Migration to Israel: Labour, Land and Occupation, (London: Routledge, second edition, 2012) and has published on questions related to the political economy of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, alternative to partition, and international migration in a wide range of academic journals, including the Middle East Journal, the European Journal of Development Research, Ethnopolitics, the International Feminist Journal of Politics, Journal of Palestine Studies and Le Monde Diplomatique. Dr. Farsakh has also worked with a number of international organizations, including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris and since 2008 has been a senior research fellow at the Center for Development Studies at Birzeit University, in the West Bank. In 2001 she won the Peace and Justice Award from the Cambridge Peace Commission, in Cambridge-Massachusetts.
List of publications include:
Development Strategies, Employment and International Migration, (co-edited with David O’Connor), (OECD Development Center Publications, Paris, 1996).
Refereed Journals Articles
“Introduction – Engaging Islam: Feminisms, Religiosities and Self-Determinations” co-authored with Elora Chowdhury and Rajini Srikanth, International Feminist Journal of Politics, vol. 10, no.4 December 2008, pp. 439-454.