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Heribert Adam is a political sociologist and holder of the Simons Chair at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Born in Germany and educated at the Frankfurt School of critical theory, Adam has published extensively on comparative ethnic conflicts, particularly sociopolitical developments in South Africa. He was awarded the 1998 Konrad Adenauer Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His most recent publication is Peace-Making in Divided Societies: The Israel–South Africa Analogy (Human Sciences Research Council).

Joel Beinin is professor of Middle East history at Stanford University, where his research has focused on the social and cultural history of the modern Middle East. He has written and lectured extensively on Israel, Palestine, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. His recent books include Political Islam: Essays from “Middle East Report” (University of California Press, coedited with Joe Storck), and Workers and Peasants in the Modern Middle East (Cambridge University Press). He is past president of the Middle East Studies Association of North America.

Amahl Bishara is a Ph.D. student in anthropology at New York University. As a student in NYU’s Program in Culture and Media, she recently completed a documentary film, Across Oceans, among Colleagues (New York University Program in Culture and Media), investigating the Committee to Protect Journalists’ work in the Middle East.

Samera Esmeir is a lawyer and a doctoral student in the Institute for Law and Society, New York University. She is the coeditor and cofounder of Adalah’s Review, a sociolegal journal published in Arabic, Hebrew, and English that focuses on the Palestinian minority in Israel. She is a regular contributor to the journal. Her current dissertation research focuses on colonial law in Egypt.

Salah D. Hassan is assistant professor in the Department of English at Michigan State University. He is associate editor of CR: The New Centennial Review and is an editorial board member of the Middle East Report. [End Page 1]

Vincent Lloyd is an undergraduate student in the Religion Department of Princeton University and a campus activist. His current research focuses on the ethical implications of postmodern theology.

Zia Mian is a physicist researching nuclear disarmament issues with the Program on Science and Global Security at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is the editor of several books: Out of the Nuclear Shadow (Lokayan, Rainbow, Zed Books, with Smitu Kothari), Pakistan’s Crises of State and Society (Mashal), and Pakistan’s Atomic Bomb and the Search for Security (Gautam). He is also a member of the Princeton Committee on Palestine and serves on the board of Faculty for Israel-Palestine Peace (, a national faculty network working for an end to the occupation and a just peace.

Timothy Mitchell is professor of politics at New York University, where he is director of the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. His most recent books are Questions of Modernity (University of Minnesota Press) and Rule of Experts (University of California Press).

Gyan Prakash is professor of history at Princeton University and a member of the Subaltern Studies Group. He is the author of Bonded Histories (Cambridge University Press) and Another Reason (Princeton University Press) and has edited several volumes of essays on colonial history, including After Colonialism: Imperial Histories and Postcolonial Displacements (Princeton University Press).

Ahmad H. Sa’di is a lecturer in the Department of Politics and Government at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He publishes articles in English, Arabic, and Hebrew in a variety of journals, including Sociology, Work, Employment, and Society, Social Identities, Arab Studies Quarterly, and Al-Karmel. He has published several chapters in edited anthologies. His research investigates the reconstruction of the history of the Palestinian minority in Israel after Al-Nakbah. [End Page 2]

Ella Shohat is professor of art and public policy and Middle Eastern studies at New York University. She has written and lectured extensively on issues having to do with race, gender, and nation, as well as on questions of Zionist discourse and Arab Jewish identity. Her books include, Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation (University of Texas...


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