Palestinian Studies

2016 Workshop

Shira Robinson

Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University

Approaches to Research on Palestine and the Palestinians

Shira Robinson is Associate Professor of History and International Affairs at the George Washington University. She works on the social and cultural history of the modern Middle East, with an emphasis on colonialism, citizenship, nationalism, and cultures of militarism after World War I. Her recent book, Citizen Strangers: Palestinians and the Birth of Israel’s Liberal Settler State, examines Israel's imposition of military rule on the Palestinian Arabs who remained within its borders after 1948. The book won a 2014 Outstanding Academic Title award, sponsored by Choice, and was listed as one of its Top 25 academic books of the year. Her research has been funded by the Fulbright Institute, the Social Science Research Council, the Mellon Foundation, the Palestinian American Research Center, and the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University. She has also served on the editorial committee of the Middle East Report and co-edited its blog.