Guest Lecturers from outside Birzeit University in the Women’s Studies MA Program,


Subject at Birzeit University


Adania Shibli

Formations of Self Representations: A Visual Culture and Women’s Studies Approach/ MA Level Course (GADS 638).


2nd semester


Salwa Masad,

Research Manager,  

WHO Palestinian National Institute of Public Health, Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University

Quantitative Research Methods for Gender & Development (GADS633)

1st semester 2011-2012

Rosemary Sayigh, Anthropologist/oral historian residing in Beirut

Oral histories of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon


Phyllis Bennis, Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies, Fellow, in  New Internationalism: Middle East and UN Affairs; co-chair, US Campaign to End Israeli Occupation


John Cameron, Reader, School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia and member of the Overseas Development Group


Annelies Moors, Chair, International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World  (ISIM), University of Amsterdam


Jennifer Olmsted, Associate Professor of Economics at Sonoma State University in California, and at Drew University in New Jersey.


Lynn Welchman, Director, Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (CIMEL); senior lecturer in Islamic and Middle Eastern Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

Current US policy on Israel/Palestine







Gender and Law



Elderly in the Middle East



Gender and constitutional law; family law in shari’a and in law


















(also in 2000)

Susan Akram,  Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law;  taught in our course “Theoretical Approaches to Gender and Law”



Ann Stewart, Professor of Law, University of Warwick, UK,  taught in our course “Theoretical Approaches to Gender and Law”

Refugee law; international refugee advocacy


Gender and law; law and development






(also in 2000)

Gay Young, Associate Professor, American University, Washington, D.C., taught our course “Gender and Development”

Gender and social change


(also in 2000)

Amr Shalakany, Professor of Law, currently establishing, MA Program in International and Comparative Law at the American University in Cairo; taught our seminar “Gender and Law in the Arab World”

Law and development in the Arab world


Deniz Kandiyoti, Reader in Development Studies and Research Tutor, Department of Development, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)