Beshara Doumani, 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.
Beshara Doumani is a professor of history at Brown University. His research focuses on marginalized groups, places, and time periods in the early modern and modern Middle East. He also writes on academic freedom, politics of knowledge production, and the Palestinian condition. His books include Family Life in the Ottoman Mediterranean: A Social History, Academic Freedom After September 11 (editor), Family History in the Middle East: Household, Property, and Gender, and Rediscovering Palestine: Merchants and Peasants in Jabal Nablus, 1700-1900. Doumani received the Sawyer Seminar award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for his proposal, “Displacement and the Making of the Modern World: Histories, Ecologies, and Subjectivities.”