Samir Awad is a graduate student in political science at Columbia University. He is also an adjunct lecturer at Columbia, NYU, and Brooklyn College. A graduate of Birzeit University, he earned his M.A. in Economic Development from the University of Bradford, U.K. He has published papers on ex-prisoners in Palestine, the Peace Process after Oslo, and the Intifada.
Moshe Behar completed his Ph.D. in political science at Columbia University and is currently a post-doctoral fellow in Comparative Politics at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His research focuses on Jewish and Arab nationalisms.
Gareth Dale is a lecturer in politics and international relations at the University of Wales, Swansea. He was formerly a Research fellow at the London School of Economics. He co-edited (with Mike Cole) The European Union and Migrant Labour (1999). He is the author of The East German Revolution of 1989 (forthcoming).
Yerach Gover teaches Cultural Studies in the Department of Classical, Middle-Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures at Queens College. He has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the City University of New York and is the author of Zionism: The Limits of Moral Discourse in Israeli Hebrew Fiction.
Nadia Hijab is a development expert and a consultant on human rights, poverty, gender, and media. She was editor-in-chief of The Middle East Magazine and a frequent commentator on the BBC. She worked for the U.N. Development Program (1989-99), and is the author of Woman Power: The Arab Debate on Women at Work (Cambridge University Press) and Citizens Apart: A Portrait of Palestinians in Israel.
Annemarie Kattan Jacir is a Palestinian filmmaker, activist and writer, currently based in New York. She has written, directed and produced several short films. Publications include Ripe Guava, Misna, and The Poetry of Arab Women: An Anthology. She has received numerous screenwriting awards, has taught at Bethlehem University and Birzeit University, and is a member of the media advocacy group MAP Middle East.
Pierre Mesnard y Méndez is a scholar and activist who has lived in several countries on both sides of the Atlantic. His favorite English writer is Swift. He would like to thank a number of US, UK, Australian, European, and Canadian friends who helped to improve this text, but cannot, as he does not want them to modify their names or be questioned by military tribunals.
Roger Normand is co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Economic and Social Rights. In 1991, he organized the Harvard study team missions to Iraq. He has also worked with Human Rights Watch and with Catholic Relief Services on refugee issues in Southeast Asia. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard Divinity School, he has written widely on human rights and refugee issues.
Ronald Paul is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the Uni- versity of Göteborg, Sweden. His books include The Other Half: British Working-Class Stories (1994), Unruly Nations: A People’s History of Britain (1996), and Dissonant Voices: Literature and Society in Britain from Chaucer to the Present Day (1999).
Amira Sohl grew up in Lebanon, Morocco and Egypt. She studied Sociology at the American University in Beirut and did her M.A. at Cornell University, in City and Regional Planning with a focus on the Arab world. She has worked with the Lebanese Red Cross and with Amnesty International in Cyprus. She is currently active with the Palestinian Right to Return Coalition.
Carlos M. Vilas, an Argentine political scientist, is Graduate Studies Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Lanús, Argentina. From 1980 to 1989 he was an adviser to Nicaragua’s Sandinista government. He is also a member of the editorial boards of Latin American Perspectives and NACLA Report on the Americas.
Rick Wolff is Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His publications, research, and teaching concentrate on Marxian economic theory. He is the author, with Stephen Resnick, of Knowledge and Class: A Marxian Critique of Political Economy; an economics textbook, Economics: Marxian versus Neoclassical; and Class Theory and History: Capitalism and Communism in the USSR (2002)