FMEP Welcomes 2022 Palestinian Fellows

The Foundation for Middle East Peace is delighted to announce our new Palestinian Non-Resident Fellowship. Through this initiative, each year two Palestinian fellows will join FMEP in conceptualizing, producing, and hosting public programming, primarily through webinars and podcasts. 

FMEP’s 2022 Palestinian Non-Resident Fellows are:

Dr. Maha Nassar is an associate professor in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona, where she specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of the modern Arab world. Her award-winning book, Brothers Apart: Palestinian Citizens of Israel and the Arab World (Stanford University Press, 2017), examines how Palestinian intellectuals connected to global decolonization movements during the mid-twentieth century. A 2018 Public Voices Fellow with the OpEd Project, Dr. Nassar’s analysis and opinion pieces have appeared in numerous publications, including The Washington Post, +972 Magazine, The Conversation, and The Hill. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband, son, and daughter, and she is working on her next book, a global history of Palestine’s people. Follow Dr. Nassar on Twitter here: @mtnassar

Listen to Dr. Nassar discuss her background, her research, her analysis of this moment in time and Palestinian history, and her plans for 2022 as an FMEP fellow in this episode of “Occupied Thoughts,” FMEP’s podcast series, recorded on February 16, 2022. 

Jehad Abusalim is the Education and Policy Coordinator of the Palestine Activism Program at the American Friends Service Committee. He is completing his PhD in the History and Hebrew and Judaic Studies joint program at New York University. His research focuses on Arab and Palestinian intellectual discourse on Zionism, antisemitism, and the plight of the Jewish people in Europe between 1870 and 1948. Jehad also studies the social and political history of the Gaza Strip, focusing on the continuing impact of the Nakba on life in Gaza before and after 1948. Mr. Abusalim has been published in the Washington Post, al-Jazeera, the New Arab, and Vox. Follow Mr. Abusalim on Twitter here: @JehadAbusalim

Listen to Mr. Abusalim discuss his background, his research, his analysis of this moment in time and Palestinian history, and his plans for 2022 as an FMEP fellow in this episode of “Occupied Thoughts,” FMEP’s podcast series, recorded on February 17, 2022. 

FMEP’s Palestinian Non-resident Fellowship seeks to help correct a historic, pernicious imbalance: the absence of Palestinians from public conversations about their lives, histories, experiences, and future. In its public programming, FMEP is committed to amplifying the voices of Palestinians and offering critical framing and new perspectives on the many issues connected to achieving rights, justice, and a secure future for Palestinians and Israelis. This Fellowship furthers that objective. 

To follow Jehad Abusalim and Dr. Maha Nassar’s work with FMEP, please subscribe to FMEP’s webinars and event list and our “Occupied Thoughts” podcast here: iTunes | Soundcloud |Spotify