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Joseph Massad teaches and writes about modern Arab politics and intellectual history. He has a particular interest in theories of identity and culture - including theories of nationalism, sexuality, race and religion. He received his PhD from Columbia University in 1998. He is the author of Desiring Arabs , which was awarded the Lionel Trilling Book Award; The Persistence of the Palestinian Question: Essays on Zionism and the Palestinian Question ; and Colonial Effects: The Making of National Identity in Jordan . His book Daymumat al-Mas’alah al-Filastiniyyah was published by Dar Al-Adab in 2009, and La persistence de la question palestinienne was published by La Fabrique in 2009
His articles have appeared in Public Culture, Interventions, Middle East Journal, Psychoanalysis and History, Critique, and the Journal of Palestine Studies, and used to write frequently for Al-Ahram Weekly. He teaches courses on modern Arab culture, psychoanalysis in relation to civilisation and identity, gender and sexuality in the Arab world, and Palestinian-Israeli politics and society, with seminars on Nationalism in the Middle East as Idea and Practice, and also on Orientalism and Islam.
Solidarity with Jewish suffering should lead to solidarity with victims of Zionist racism, the Palestinians
03 Dec 2013 13:03 GMT
Almost a century after the Balfour Declaration, the Palestinians' rights are being negotiated away by the PA.
03 Nov 2013 04:11 GMT
Reframing war as a means to peace was and is an integral element of the Zionist project, writes scholar.
01 Nov 2013 14:10 GMT
It is Israel's claims that it represents and speaks for all Jews that are the most anti-Semitic claims of all.
Joseph Massad | 21 May 2013 19:29 GMT | US & Canada, Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Germany
Like everything else with Zionism and Israel, their conception of rights is never universal but always particular.
Joseph Massad | 20 Apr 2013 11:02 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Latin America, Australia, Bosnia
Zionism and Israel will continue to support any boycott that seeks to institutionalise racism and racial separatism.
Joseph Massad | 19 Mar 2013 08:45 GMT | Politics, Poverty & Development, Israel
Despite claims to the contrary, it isn't all sunshine and rainbows when Jewish Egyptians reflect on Egypt.
Joseph Massad | 07 Jan 2013 05:31 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Algeria, Egypt, France
Zionist leaders consciously recognised that state anti-Semitism was essential to their colonial project, writes Massad.
Joseph Massad | 24 Dec 2012 09:52 GMT | Arts & Culture, Poverty & Development
The award winning TV show does little to alleviate the myths and misconceptions about Arabs and Muslims, writes author.
Joseph Massad | 25 Oct 2012 10:50 GMT
The uprisings have raised great economic expectations on the part of the majority of Tunisians and Egyptians.
Joseph Massad | 29 Aug 2012 11:00 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Albania, Bahrain, Egypt
The PA has "very little more to offer" to Israel and the US is the deciding factor in its "survivability or demise".
Joseph Massad | 21 Aug 2012 10:31 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Egypt, Israel, Jordan
People & Power investigates how a match-fixer and his syndicate corrupted global football.
Sport, Football, Corruption
How Japan is using high tech factories to grow vegetables indoors.
Environment, Science & Technology, Food
A look at the country's changing media landscape and what it means for journalism in Cuba.
Media, Cuba, Fidel Castro
Can Kazakhstan become a world power and tourism hotspot despite its poor human rights record and steep prices?
Human Rights, Kazakhstan, Asia