Palestinian Studies

Book Series

The New Directions in Palestinian Studies series publishes books that put Palestinians at the center of research projects, and that make an innovative contribution to decolonizing and globalizing knowledge production about the Palestinians in and beyond Palestine.

What We're Acquiring

The series cultivates and acquires projects by established academics and by rising scholars who place a premium on theoretical and methodological innovation, on rigorous archival and/or ethnographic research, and on accessible and elegant writing. Works that integrate comparative and global perspectives are especially welcome. The series is open to a wide range of approaches to the study of and the Palestinians including, but not limited to, the fields of history, anthropology, literature, political economy, sociology, religious studies, international relations, post-colonial studies, environmental studies, visual culture, and media studies. With rare exceptions, the series does not publish unrevised doctoral dissertations or award contracts in advance of submission of a completed manuscript.

Submission Process

We are currently accepting submissions for this series on a rolling basis. To receive full consideration please email a book proposal and your CV to the editorial committee at UC Press Book Proposal Guidelines can be found at

Editorial Committee

Beshara Doumani, Brown University—Series Editor
Nadia Abu El-Haj, Barnard College and Columbia University
Samera Esmeir, University of California, Berkeley
Nouri Gana, University of California, Los Angeles
Rema Hammami, Birzeit University
Bianca Rosen, Brown University—Editorial Assistant

About the Series

New Directions in Palestinian Studies is a new series to be published through UC Press’s open access platform, Luminos, and in conjunction with the New Directions in Palestinian Studies research initiative of Brown University’s Middle East Studies Program. Books in the series will be made available as free e-books as well as an affordable paperback edition.

Luminos is University of California Press’s open access publishing program for monographs. With the same high standards for selection, peer review, production and marketing as our traditional program, Luminos is a transformative model, built as a partnership where costs and benefits are shared. 

Over the past generation, the field of Palestine and Palestinians studies has grown rapidly, attracting some of the best and brightest scholars. NDPS, launched in 2012 by Beshara Doumani, aims to cultivate innovative and rigorous knowledge production in this field through an annual thematic workshop, an endowed post-doctoral fellowship, this book series, and the Mahmoud Darwish Chair in Palestinian Studies.

For more information and a list of books currently in the series, please visit the University of California Press website.