Palestinian Studies

2016 Workshop

Joel Beinin

Professor of Middle East History, Stanford University

Approaches to Research on Palestine and the Palestinians

Joel Beinin is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History at Stanford University. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1982, his MA from Harvard in 1974, and his B.A. from Princeton in 1970. From 2006 to 2008 he served as director of Middle East Studies and professor of history at the American University in Cairo. In 2002 he served as president of the Middle East Studies Association of North America. Beinin’s research and writing focus on the social and cultural history and political economy of the modern Middle East and North Africa, primarily Egypt, Israel/Palestine, and Tunisia. He has written or edited eleven books. The latest is Workers and Thieves: Labor Movements and Popular Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt (Stanford University Press, 2015).