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 has worked with a number of international organizations, including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris (1993-1996) and the Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute in Ramallah (1998-1999). Between 2003 and 2004, she completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University.
Associate Professor Farsakh has published on questions related to Palestinian labor flows, the Oslo Process, international migration and regional integration in a wide range of journals, including the Middle East Journal, the European Journal of Development Research, Journal of Palestine Studies and Le Monde Diplomatique. Her book, Palestinian Labor Migration to Israel: Labour, Land and Occupation, was published by Routledge Press in fall 2005. Her latest publications include editing Commemorating the Naksa, Evoking the Nakba, for the Electronic Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.
In 2001 she won the Peace and Justice Award from the Cambridge Peace Commission (Cambridge, MA).