Dr. Suheir Daoud Named Palestine Center Fellow




For Immediate Release
Contact: Samar Assad
(202) 338-1290

Washington, D.C. (September 4, 2007) – The Palestine Center welcomes Dr. Suheir Abu Oksa Daoud as its non-resident fellow. Dr. Daoud is an expert on the Israeli political system and Israel’s Arab citizens.

Dr. Daoud is a Palestinian from the western Galilee and holds a Ph.D. in political science from Jerusalem’s Hebrew University. She is a visiting professor of Politics in the Department of Humanities and Social Science at Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, CA) where she teaches courses on Middle East politics, the Israeli-Arab conflict, Arabic, media and gender.

From 2005 2007, she was a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Politics Department at Pomona College (Claremont, CA) and was a visiting scholar at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University (2004-2005). In Israel, Dr. Daoud worked in the Israeli Knesset as a Knesset member adviser (1996-2003).

Dr. Daoud has delivered numerous presentations and has led several workshops in academic settings, women’s groups and NGO conferences in Israel, the United States and Europe. She has authored articles in Arabic, Hebrew and English and has published four volumes of Arabic poetry and literature. Her literary works have been widely reviewed in the Arab world and Europe. She is currently working on a book entitled, Re-Shaping Politics: Palestinian Women in Politics in Israel, to be published by Florida University Press.

The Palestine Center awards two six-month fellowships annually. Fellows produce expert and specialized studies on various issues pertaining to the Palestine question and the Middle East.  Fellowship applications can be submitted at anytime.  For more information on the program and for an application packet, contact The Palestine Center at (202) 338-1290 or email info@palestinecenter.org.

Dr. Daoud will be available for expert analyses and speaking engagements. Please contact the Palestine Center for more information.


The Palestine Center is the educational program of the Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development, an independent non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. Established in 1991, the Center provides a Palestinian perspective on U.S. policy in the Middle East, with particular emphasis on Palestine and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. For more information about The Palestine Center and the Fund’s cultural and humanitarian programs, visit The Jerusalem Fund.