Curriculum Vitae

Michael R. Fischbach, Ph.D.
Randolph-Macon College
204 Henry Street
Ashland, VA 23005, U.S.A.
Telephone: +1 804-752-7234
Fax: +1 804-752-7231
Email: mfischba@rmc.edu

EDUCATION

1992 Georgetown University
Doctor of Philosophy, History
1986 Georgetown University
Master of Arts, Arab Studies
1980 Northwestern University
Bachelor of Arts, History

PROFESSIONAL
1992-Present Randolph-Macon College
Professor, Department of History (2003-present)
Associate Professor, Department of History (1998-2003)
Assistant Professor, Department of History (1993-98)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History (1992-93)
1985-Present Projects with United Nations Development Programme, Library of Congress, Kuwait University, Institute for Palestine Studies, InterMedia Survey Group, Adam Smith Institute, International Development Research Centre, Norwegian Refugee Council, Rabbis for Human Rights, Haqal, Middle Eastern negotiators, academics, NGOs, business organizations, film makers, novelists
Consultant, expert witness

PUBLICATIONS

Books

The Movement and the Middle East: How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Divided the American Left. Stanford University Press, forthcoming October 2019

Black Power and Palestine: Transnational Countries of Color. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2018

Encyclopedia of the Palestinians, 3rd edition [co-edited with Philip Mattar]. New York: Facts On File, InfoBaseLearning, 2017 [e-book]

Malafat al-Salb: Mulkiyat al-Laji’in al-Filastiniyyin wa’l-Sira` al-`Arabi al-Isra’ili (translation of Records of Dispossession: Palestinian Refugee Property and the Arab-Israeli Conflict [see below]). Beirut: Institute for Palestine Studies, 2013

`Amaliyyat al-Salam wa Mutalibat al-Laji’in al-Filastiniyyin: Dirasa fi Mutalibat Ta`wid al-Mulkiya wa I`adat al-Mumtalikat (Arabic translation of The Peace Process and Palestinian Refugee Claims [see below]). Amman: Philadelphia University, 2010

Jewish Property Claims Against Arab Countries. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008

The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa (editor-in-chief). Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale Cengage, 2007

The Peace Process and Palestinian Refugee Claims: Addressing Claims for Property Compensation and Restitution. Washington: United States Institute of Peace, 2006

Records of Dispossession: Palestinian Refugee Property and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003; reprint edition, Cairo: The American University of Cairo Press, 2004

State, Society, and Land in Jordan. Leiden, Köln, Boston: Brill, 2000

Articles, Chapters

“Nakba Denial: Israeli Resistance to Palestinian Refugee Reparations.” Bhabha, Jacqueline, with Caroline Elkins, Walter Johnson, and Margareta Matache, eds. Time for Reparation?: Addressing State Responsibility. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming

“Palestinian Offices in the U.S.: Microcosms of the Palestinian Experience.” Journal of Palestine Studies 48, 1 (Autumn 2018): 104-18

“My Forty Days Among the Jordanian Qawm,” The Arab World Geographer 19, 3-4 (September-December 2016): 119-208

“Addressing Jewish Claims in the Context of a Palestinian-Israeli Agreement.” Brynen, Rex, and Roula El-Rifai, eds. The Palestinian Refugee Problem: the Search for a Solution. Pluto Press, 2013

“Linking Palestinian Compensation Claims with Jewish Property Claims Against Arab Countries.” Brynen, Rex, and Roula El-Rifai, eds. Palestinian Refugee Compensation and the Search for Palestinian-Israeli Peace. Pluto Press, 2013

“The United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine’s Records on Palestinian Refugee Property Losses.” Ibid.

“Jewish Property Claims and Post-Qaddafi Libya.” Middle East Report No. 263 (Summer 2012): 44-45, 48

“Die Katastrophe von 1948: Wie die Nakba die Geschichte die Palästinenser beeinflusst hat” [The 1948 Disaster: The Ways that the Nakba has Influenced Palestinian History]. Palästina und die Palästinenser: 60 Jahre nach der Nakba [Palestine and the Palestinians: 60 Years after the Nakba]. Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and Christian Sterzing: 2011

“British and Zionist Data Gathering on Palestinian Land Ownership and Population during the Mandate.” Zureik, Elia, David Lyon and Yasmeen Abu-Laban, eds. Surveillance and Control in Israel-Palestine: Population, Territory,and Power. Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics. London and New York: Routledge, 2010

“Palestinian Refugee Compensation and Israeli Counterclaims for Jewish Property in Arab Countries,” Journal of Palestine Studies 38, 1 (Autumn 2008): 6-24

“Claiming Iraqi Jewish Communal Property in Iraq,” Middle East Report No. 248 (Fall 2008): 5-7

“Comparing Palestinian and Mizrahi Jewish Property Losses in Discourse and Diplomacy.” Lustick, Ian, and Ann M. Lesch, eds. Exile and Return: Predicaments of Palestinians and Jews. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005

“The British Land Program, State-Societal Cooperation, and Popular Imagination in Transjordan.” Sluglett, Peter, and Nadine Meouchy, eds., with Gérard Khoury and Geoffrey Schad. The French and British Mandates in Comparative Perspectives/Les Mandats FranVais et Anglais dans une Perspective Comparative (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2004)

“The United Nations and Palestinian Refugee Property Compensation.” Journal of Palestine Studies 31, 2 (Winter 2002): 34-50

“Les Nations unies et l’indemnisation des réfugiés.” Mardam-Bey, Farouk, and Elias Sanbar, eds., le Droit au Retour: le problème des réfugiés palestiniens. Paris: Sindbad/Actes Sud, 2002

“Britain and the Ghawr Abi `Ubayda Waqf Controversy in Transjordan.” International Journal of Middle East Studies 33, 4 (November 2001): 525-544

“UN Conciliation Commission for Palestine: Land Records.” Tamari, Salim, and Elia Zureik, eds., Reinterpreting the Historical Records: The Uses of Palestinian Refugee Archives for Social Science and Policy Analysis Research (1947- 2000). Jerusalem: Institute for Jerusalem Studies and Institute for Palestine Studies, 2001

“Jordan.” Magnarella, Paul J., ed., The Middle East and North Africa: Governance, Democratization, Human Rights. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate Publications, 1999

“Settling Historical Land Claims in the Wake of Arab-Israeli Peace.” Journal of Palestine Studies 27, 1 (Autumn 1997): 38-50

“Documenting land in the Palestinian Authority.” Middle East Report No. 202 (Vol.27, No. 1 [Winter 1997]): 45-48

“The Cadastral Situation in Amman in the mid-1940s.” al-Manarah 1, 1 (January 1996) [AL al-Bayt University, Jordan]: 109-118

“The Modern Political Uses of Dusty Historical Documents.” CIRA Bulletin 11, 2 (Winter 1996) [Center for Iranian Research and Analysis]: 13-15

“British Land Policy in Transjordan.” Rogan, Eugene L., and Tariq Tell, eds., Village, Steppe & State: The Social Origins of Jordan. London and New York: British Academic Press, 1994

“The Palestinians.” Tachau, Frank, ed., Political Parties in the Middle East and North Africa. The Greenwood Historical Encyclopedia of the World’s Political Parties. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994

“The Implications of Jordanian Land Policy for the West Bank.” Middle East Journal 48, 3 (Summer 1994): 492-509

“Palestinian Land Documents.” Middle East Report No. 186 (Vol. 24, No. 1, January/February 1994): 14

“Al-Mukhayba Village: A Tale of Shaykhs, Efendis, Peasants, and Land in Transjordan.” Dirasat 21 A, 1 (February 1994) [University of Jordan]: 46-71

“New Indigenous Sources for the Socio-Economic History of Transjordan During the Mandate.” (with Abla Amawi) Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 25, 2 (December 1991): 169-172

“Observations on Land Ownership in Liwa’ `Ajlun During the Mandate.” al-Nadwa 2, 3 (October 1990) [World Affairs Council of Jordan]: 26-30

Encyclopedia Entries

“Palestinian Refugee Property Claims.” Rubenberg, Cheryl, ed. Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010

“Mahmud Abbas,” “Abu Mus`ab al-Zarqawi,” numerous other entries. Fischbach, Michael R., editor-in-chief, The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale Cengage, 2007

“Jordan.” Stearns, Peter N., editor-in-chief. Encyclopedia of the Modern World New York: Oxford University Press, 2007

“Hussein bin Talal.” Darity, William A., ed. International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, second edition. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale, 2007

“Saddam Hussein,” “Iraq.” Shelton, Dinah L., ed., Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. New York: Thomson Gale, 2004

“Abdullah II ibn Hussein,” “Hamas,” “War in Iraq (2003),” “Palestinian Authority,” numerous other entries. Mattar, Philip, ed., Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa. Macmillan Reference USA. New York: Thomson Gale, 2004

“Land,” “Jerusalem,” numerous other entries. Mattar, Philip, ed., Encyclopedia of the Palestinians. New York: Facts On File, 2000; revised edition: Facts On File, 2005; internet edition, 2017

“Palestinian Authority.” Collier’s International Year Book [1997, 1998]. New York: P.F. Collier

“Palestinian Authority.” Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia Yearbook [1997, 1998]. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Corporation

“Hamas” numerous other entries. Bulliet, Richard, Philip Mattar, and Reeva Simon, eds., Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East. New York: Macmillan Press, 1996

“Palestine Liberation Organization.” Collier’s International Year Book 1996. New York: P.F. Collier, 1996

“Palestine Liberation Organization.” Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia Yearbook 1996. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Corporation, 1996

Reviews

Nicholas E. Roberts, Islam Under the Palestine Mandate: Colonialism and the Supreme Muslim Council (Journal of Islamic Studies 39, 3 [September 2018])

Björn Brenner, Gaza Under Hamas: From Islamic Democracy to Islamist Government (Journal of Islamic Studies 29, 2 [May 2018])

J.M.N. Jeffries, and ed. by William M. Mathew, The Palestine Deception 1915-1923: The McMahon-Hussein Correspondence, the Balfour Declaration, and the Jewish National Home (Journal of Palestine Studies 47, 1 (Autumn 2017)

Lorenzo Kamel, Imperial Perceptions of Palestine: British Influence and Power in Late Ottoman Times (Journal of Palestine Studies 45, 5 [Summer 2016])

Noah Haiduc-Dale, Arab Christians in Mandate Palestine: Communalism and Nationalism, 1917-1948 (Journal of Islamic Studies [August 2015])

Aida Asim Essaid, Zionism and Land Tenure in Mandate Palestine J(Journal of Islamic Palestine Studies 44, 1 [Autumn 2014])

Adel Safty, Might Over Right: How the Zionists Took Over Palestine (Journal of Palestine Studies 42, 2 [Winter 2013])

Nigel Ashton, King Hussein of Jordan: A Political Life (International Journal of Middle East Studies 44, 4 (November 2012): 839-41.

Richard Breitman, Barbara McDonald Steward, and Severin Hochberg, eds., Refugees and Rescue: The Diaries and Papers of James McDonald 1935-1945 (Journal of Palestine Studies 40, 1 [Autumn 2010])

Esmail Nashif, Palestinian Political Prisoners: Identity and Community (Journal of Islamic Studies 22, 2 [2011])

Ilana Feldman, Governing Gaza: Bureaucracy, Authority, and the Work of Rule, 1917-1967 (Journal of Islamic Studies 22, 2 [2011])

Neve Gordon, Israel’s Occupation (Marine Corps University Journal 1,1 [Spring 2010])

Hillel Cohen, Army of Shadows: Palestinian Collaboration with Zionism, 1917-1948 (American Historical Review 114, 4 [October 2009])

Martin Bunton, Colonial Land Policies in Palestine 1917-1936 (Journal of Palestine Studies 38, 2 [Winter 2009])

Michael Chiller-Glaus, Tackling the Intractable: Palestinian Refugees and the Search for Middle East Peace (Journal of Palestine Studies 37, 8 [Spring 2008])

Michael Dumper, ed., Palestinian Refugee Repatriation: Global Perspectives (MESA Bulletin 41, 2 [Winter 2008])

Michael Dumper, The Future for Palestinian Refugees: Toward Equity and Peace (Journal of Palestine Studies 37, 2 [Winter 2008])

Kimberly Katz, Jordanian Jerusalem: Holy Places and National Spaces (H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences OnLine, 2007)

Julie Peteet, Landscape of Hope and Despair: Palestinian Refugee Camps (American Historical Review 111, 5 [December 2006])

Review essay: Philip Robins, A History of Jordan; Ellen Lust-Okar, Structuring Conflict in the Arab World: Incumbents, Opponents, and Institutions; Russell E. Lucas, Institutions and the Politics of Survival in Jordan: Domestic Responses to External Challenges, 1988-2001; Betty S. Anderson, Nationalist Voices in Jordan: The Street and the State; Riad M. Nasser, Palestinian Identity in Jordan and Israel: The Necessary “Other” in the Making of a Nation (MESA Bulletin 40,1 [June 2006])

Ilan Troen, Imagining Zion: Dreams, Designs, and Realities in a Century of Jewish Settlement (American Historical Review 110, 4 [October 2005])

Itamar Levin, Locked Doors. The Seizure of Jewish Property in Arab Countries (International Journal of Middle East Studies 36, 2 [May 2004])

Raphael Israeli, Green Crescent Over Nazareth: the Displacement of Christians by Muslims in the Holy Land (Shofar 22, 2 [Winter 2004])

Calvin Goldscheider, Cultures in Conflict – the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Shofar 22,2 [Winter 2004])

Hanna Batatu, Syria’s Peasantry, the Descendants of Its Lesser Rural Notables, and Their Politics (American Historical Review 106, 5 ([December 2001])

Adnan Abu-Odeh, Jordanians, Palestinians & the Hashemite Kingdom in the Middle East Peace Process (International Journal of Middle East Studies 32, 4 [November 2000])

A.L. Macfie, The End of the Ottoman Empire 1908-1923 (Middle East Journal 53, 4 [Autumn 1999])

Ehud Toledano, Slavery and Abolition in the Ottoman Middle East (Middle East Journal 53, 2 [Spring 1999])

Suraiya Faroqhi, Pilgrims and Sultans. The Hajj under the Ottomans 1517-1683 (Middle East Journal 52, 1 [Winter 1998])

Laurie A. Brand, Jordan’s Inter-Arab Relations: The Political Economy of Alliance Making (Middle East Journal 50, 2 [Spring 1996])

Schirin Fathi, Jordan: A Nation Invented? Tribe, State Dynamics and the Formation of National Identity (International Journal of Middle East Studies 28, 1 [February 1996])

Joseph Nevo and Ilan Pappé, eds., Jordan in the Middle East: the Making of a Pivotal State 1948-1988 (Journal of Palestine Studies 25, 1 [Fall 1995])

Donna Robinson Divine, Politics and Society in Ottoman Palestine. The Arab Struggle for Survival and Power (Middle East Journal 49, 2 [Spring 1995]).

Kamal Salibi, The Modern History of Jordan (Journal of Palestine Studies 23, 2 [Winter 1995])

Linda L. Layne, Home and Homeland. The Dialogics of Tribal and
National Identities in Jordan
(Middle East Journal 48, 4 [Autumn 1994])

The Israeli League for Human and Civil Rights, Report on the Violations of Human Rights in the Territories During the Uprising, 1988 (Journal of Palestine Studies 59, 2 [Winter 1989])

Numerous “Shorter Notices” [short reviews], Journal of Palestine Studies

Journalistic Articles, Opinion Pieces

Los Angeles Times, Le Monde Diplomatique, History News Network, Aufbau, Middle East International, Daily Star, Middle East Land and Development, Jordan Times, Population Today


Conference Papers

“Israeli Nakba Denial and Palestinian Refugees: Imposing and Resisting Spatial and Ideological Boundaries,” Eleventh Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studies, Helsinki, Finland, August 2019

“Both Visible and Invisible: ‘The Spook Who Sat by the Door’ and Armed Black Militancy in the 1960s and 1970s,” at the “Black Revolutionary Thought from Gabriel to Black Lives Matter: the Seventh Annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium,” The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, March 2017

“Integrating Indigenous Peoples into Modern Bureaucratic Regimes: Palestinian Land and Bodies Under Ottoman and British Rule.” “The Legal Geography of Indigenous Communities: The Bedouins in Comparative Perspective” workshop, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva, Israel, October 2016

“Both Visible and Invisible: ‘The Spook Who Sat by the Door’ and Armed Black Militancy in the 1960s and 1970s,” Association for the Study of African American Life and History annual meeting, Richmond, October 2016

“Was There an ‘Exchange’? The Impacts of the 1947-48 Palestine Partition and War on Populations and Property.” “Trajectories of Partition in South Asia and the Middle East: Comparative Historical Perspectives” international conference, The National Archives of India, University of Kolkata, and the Maulana Abul Kalam Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata. New Delhi, India, September 2011

“Palestinian Refugee Property Claims in Regional Perspective.” “The Arab Peace Initiative and Israeli-Palestinian Peace: The Political Economy of a New Period” international conference, the Aix Group. Rabat, Morocco, February 2011

“The Impact of the 1948 Disaster: The Ways that the Nakba has Influence Palestinian History.” “The Transformation of Palestine: Palestine and the Palestinians After the ‘Nakba'” international symposium, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. Berlin, March 2010

“The Importance of British and Zionist Data Gathering on Palestinian Land Ownership and Population During the Mandate.” “States of Exception, Surveillance and Population Management: The Case of Israel-Palestine” Workshop of Queen’s University’s “New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting” Project. Larnaca, Cyprus, December 2008

“Irbid as Conduit of Tanzimat-Era Ottoman Land Policies in Southern Syria (Northern Transjordan).” American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting. Boston, November 2008

“Refugee Properties and Compensation.” United Nations Special Meeting to Mark 60 Years of Dispossession of the Palestine Refugees. New York, June 2008

“Origins of the Palestine Refugee Problem — 60 Years of Dispossession and Tragedy.” United Nations International Conference on Palestine Refugees. Paris, April 2008

“The Immigration of British Land Practices into Transjordan.” “The Immigration of Land Law” conference, Interdisciplinary Center. Herzliya, Israel, December 2007

“The Complexities Surrounding Jewish Property Claims Against Libya,” Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting. Montréal, Canada, November 2007

“Recent Developments Relating to Palestinian Refugee and Mizrahi Jewish Property Claims.” Association for Israel Studies Conference. Banff, Canada, May 2006

“Palestinian and Mizrahi Jewish Property Claims in Discourse and Diplomacy.” Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting. Washington, December 2005

“The Future of Palestinian Refugee Property Claims.” “Palestinian Refugees: International Law, Human Rights Conventions, UN Resolutions. Past, Present, and Future Perspectives” conference. Copenhagen, Denmark, October 2005

“The UNCCP and the Palestinian Refugees: Early Attempts at Achieving Return, Compensation, and Restitution.” “A Just Solution for the Palestinian Refugees?” international seminar, organized by A’idun Group (Lebanon & Syria) in cooperation with the University of Damascus. Damascus, Syria, September 2004

“Legal and Diplomatic Issues Stemming from Israeli Expropriation of Palestinian Refugee Land.” Middle East Studies Association of North America. Anchorage, November 2003

“The Usefulness of the UNCCP Archives for Palestinian Refugee
Compensation/Restitution Claims.” Badil Expert Seminar on Palestinian Refugee Housing and Property Restitution. Geneva, Switzerland, October 2003

“The Usefulness of the UNCCP Archives for Palestinian Refugee
Compensation/Restitution Claims.” Stocktaking II Conference on Palestinian Refugee Research, International Development Research Centre. Ottawa, Canada June 2003

“Using Historical Documents in Negotiations Over Refugee Property Compensation.” The Fourth Mediterranean Social and Political Research conference of The Mediterranean Programme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute. Florence and Montecatini Terme, Italy, March 2003

“Comparing Palestinian and Mizrahi Jewish Property Claims after 1948.” “The Predicaments of Palestinians and Jews: The Meanings of Catastrophe, Historical Knowledge, and the Return of Exiles” conference, United States Institute for Peace and Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at the University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, October 2002 and June 2003

“Women and Property in Jordan in the Modern Period.” “Women and the Labor Market the Islamic World Past and Present” conference of Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program and Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Cambridge, May 2002

“Mr. Dowson Goes to Transjordan.” Middle East Studies Association of North America Annual Meeting. San Francisco, November 2001

“The British Land Program, State-Societal Cooperation, and Popular Imagination in “Transjordan.” “The Mandates in Comparative Perspective” conference. Aix en Provence, France, June 2001

“Mandatory Land Records, the U.N., and Palestinian Refugee Property Rights.” Middle East Studies Association of North America Annual Meeting. Orlando, November 2000

“Land Policies and the Creation of ‘Jordan’.” Middle East Studies Association of North America Annual Meeting. Chicago, December 1998

“Land Policies and Socio-Economic Structures.” “Social Identities, Development Policies and the State in Jordan, 1946-1996” seminar series, Centre pour les études et des recherches sur le Moyen-Orient contemporaine (CERMOC). Amman, Jordan, August 1998

“Women, Land, and the State in Transjordan.” “Social History of Jordan Pt. 1” conference, al-Urdun al-Jadid Research Centre. Amman, Jordan, March 1998

“The Social Bases of the Anglo-Hashemite Regime in Transjordan.” Middle East Studies Association of North America Annual Meeting. San Francisco, November 1997

“Settling Historical Land Claims in the Wake of Arab-Israeli Peace.” Middle East Studies Association of North America Annual Meeting. Providence, November 1996

“Law, Custom, and Flexible Understandings of Waqf in Rural Ottoman Syria (Transjordan).” Middle East Studies Association of North America Annual Meeting. Phoenix, November 1994

“Britain and the Ghawr Abi `Ubayda Waqf Controversy in Transjordan.” Middle East Studies Association of North America Annual Meeting. Portland, October 1992 meeting (not presented)

“British Land Policy in Transjordan.” Middle East Studies Association of North America Annual Meeting. Washington, November 1991

Invited Lectures

Georgetown University, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, forthcoming October 2019

Stanford University, forthcoming April 2019

University of California at Los Angeles, forthcoming April 2019

Boston University,  February 2019

Harvard University, Center for Middle Eastern Studies,  February 2019

University of Richmond, January 2019

Palestine Center, Washington, December 2018

Columbia University, Center for Palestine Studies, forthcoming October 2018

College of William and Mary Law School, March 2018

University of Richmond, Richmond, October 2017

Norwegian Refugee Council, Bayt Jala, June 2017

Norwegian Refugee Council, Jerusalem, March 2016

World Affairs Council of Greater Richmond, March 2015

Palestine Center, Washington, November 2014

University of Virginia, Corcoran Department of History and Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages and Cultures, April 2012

Virginia Historical Society and World Affairs Council of Greater Richmond, April 2009

New York University, Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, January 2009

Columbia University, Middle East Institute, November 2008

Palestine Center, Washington, March 2007

World Affairs Council of Greater Richmond, October 2005

University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, January 2005

Middle East Institute, Washington, March 2004

Palestine Center, Washington, January 2004

Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, December 2003

World Affairs Council of Seattle, December 2003

World Affairs Council of Los Angeles, December 2003

Georgetown University, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, November 2003

Institute for Jerusalem Studies and Shaml (Palestinian Diaspora and Refugee Centre), Ramallah, August 2003

Faysal al-Husayni Foundation, al-Ram, West Bank, August 2003

Institute for Palestine Studies, Beirut, August 2003

National Defense University, Washington, November 1999

World Affairs Council of Greater Richmond, January 1997

AWARDS, GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS

Finalist, Gerrard and Ella Berman Memorial Award, the Jewish Book Council’s 2009 National Jewish Book Awards [for Jewish Property Claims Against Arab Countries] (2010)

Second Prize, British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize for Middle Eastern Studies, British Society for Middle Eastern Studies [for Jewish Property Claims Against Arab Countries] (2009)

Honorable Mention, first annual Benjamin L. Hooks Outstanding Book Award Contest, Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, University of Memphis [for Records of Dispossession] (2004)

United States Institute of Peace Grant (2003-2004)

Research and Writing Grant, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, granted through the Friends of the Institute for Palestine Studies (2000-2001)

Rashkind Endowment Grant, Randolph-Macon College (1999, 2007, 2015)

Walter Williams Craigie Teaching Endowment Grant, Randolph-Macon College (1994, 1996, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2019)

Maurice L. Mednick Memorial Fellowship, Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (1996, 2008, 2011, 2014)

Thomas Branch Award for Excellence in Teaching, Randolph-Macon College (1995, 2018)

Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship, Joint Committee on the Near and Middle East of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council (1990-91)

Fulbright Student Program Fellowship (1989-90)

Doctoral Fellowship, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University (1987-92)

Scholarship, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University(1984-86)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Peer reviewer and grant reviewer, International Journal of Middle East Studies, The Middle East Journal, Journal of Refugee Studies, Journal of Palestine Studies, Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, British Journal of Middle East Studies, Journal of Islamic Studies, Agricultural History, History & Memory, Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, Journal of Historical Geography, Israel Law Review, Terrorism and Political Violence, Journal of Global History, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, Columbia University Press, Stanford University Press, State University of New York (SUNY) Press, University of Texas Press, University Press of Florida, Institute for Palestine Studies, Westview Press, Lynne Rienner Publishers, Routledge Press, I.B. Tauris, Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, Gale Cengage, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (European University Institute), John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Geographic Society, Israel Science Foundation

Associate editor, “World Scholar: Middle East and North Africa” online platform (Gale Cengage, forthcoming)

Editor-in-Chief, The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa ( Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale Cengage, 2007)

Associate editor, Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa. Macmillan Reference USA (New York: Thomson Gale, 2004)

Director, Palestinian American Research Center (1998-99; interim director, 2000)