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Husnieh Ata

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1951
  • Age: 64
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Director of the Institute of Women’s Studies

Ph.D in Development Studies, 2004, University of London (SOAS)
Master ( D.E.A) in Political Sociology / Political Science, 1979, Paris X Nanterre .
B-A in Political science, 1974, Cairo University.

Development Studies, political sociology, political science,lecture, gender, Islamist Women, Palestinian Women's Movement.

Arabic mother tongue
English - Fluent
French - Fluent


Achievements and Awards

Work history: 
lectures on gender and politics in the Women’s Studies Institute and Cultural Studies Department.
Director of the Institute of Women’s Studies at Birzeit University

Honarary office and memberships: 
Member of the Arab Family Core Group, University of California-Davis, American University- Cairo, 2009- now.
Member of the Readers Committee of the Arab Human Development Report on Social Security, 2008.
Member of the Arab Council for Social Sciences, 2007- now.

Productions and works: 
Books and Papers: -Islah Jad, (Forthcoming) Islamist Women of Hamas Between Nationalism and Feminism, Revue Des Mondes Musulmans et de la Mediterranee -Women at the Crossroads The Palestinian Women's Movement between Nationalism, Secularism and Islamism, MUWATIN-The Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy, Ramallah. Palestine June 2008.
-NGOs between buzzwords and social movements, Development in Practice, Vol. 17, Num. 4&5, August 2007: 622-629. -Re-reading the British Mandate in Palestine: Gender and the Urban rural Divide Through Health Care and Education, Journal of Middle East Studies, April 2, 2007.
Awards and Distinctions: 
Research Award from the Palestinian American Research Committee, 2002-2003.
Teaching Excellence Award, Amid East 2009.

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