Mahmoud Darwish Professor in Palestinian Studies
Department: History, Middle East Studies
Areas of interest: Social history of groups, places, and time periods marginalized by mainstream scholarship on the early modern and modern Middle East. Also writes on population displacement, academic freedom, politics of knowledge production, and the Palestinian condition.
Academic year 2020-2021 was a transformative one for New Directions in Palestinian Studies (NDPS), a research initiative within the Center for Middle East Studies at Brown University. Generous support by multiple donors provided the resources to establish the Mahmoud Darwish Professorship in Palestinian Studies, the first of its kind in the United States, with Professor Beshara Doumani as it's inaugural holder.