Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Boston
Leila Farsakh is Associate Professor and Chair of political science at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is the author of Palestinian Labor Migration to Israel: Labour, Land and Occupation (London: Routledge, 2012, 2nd edition) and has published on questions related to the political economy of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, alternative to partition, and international migration in a wide range of academic journals, including the Middle East Journal, the European Journal of Development Research, Ethnopolitics, the International Feminist Journal of Politics, and Le Monde Diplomatique. She is presently working on a manuscript entitled Rethinking Statehood in Palestine as well as on a memoir project on the meaning of home. Dr. Farsakh has also worked with a number of international organizations, including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris and since 2008 has been a senior research fellow at the Center for Development Studies at Birzeit University in the West Bank. In 2001, she won the Peace and Justice Award from the Cambridge Peace Commission in Cambridge, Massachusetts.