Julie Peteet

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Dr. Julie Peteet "is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Director of Middle East and Islamic Studies at the University of Louisville. Her research has focused on Palestinian displacement, refugee camps, space and identity, and more recently the policy of closure in the West Bank. She has authored two books: Gender in Crisis; Women and the Palestinian Resistance Movement (Columbia University Press, 1991) and Landscape of Hope and Despair. Palestinian Refugee Camps (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005). She has published in a variety of journals including Signs, American Ethnologist, Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Survival, International Journal of Middle East Studies, and Middle East Report as well as contributed numerous chapters in edited volumes. Her research has been funded by SSRC, Wenner-Gren, Fulbright, the Mellon Foundation, CAORC, and PARC. She serves on the Editorial Board of MERIP and was an associate editor of the Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures." [1]

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  1. Directors, Palestinian American Research Center, accessed February 5, 2009.