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Ibrahim Abu-Lughod

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: United States
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1929
  • Age: 91
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Ibrahim Abu-Lughod was born in 1929 in the city of Jaffa, and left Palestine with his family after the 1948 war. As an adult, Abu-Lughod was committed to the struggle for the independence of Palestine, and was a leading activist in the U.S.. After the 1948 war, Abu-Lughod moved with his family to Beirut and then to Nablus, and later to the U.S., where he earned a doctorate degree in political science. Abu-Lughod was a part-time political science professor at the University of Northwestern for many years. Abu-Lughod and Edward Said contributed to the formation of the Association of Arab American University Graduates (AAUG), the main organizing body for Arab Americans in the U.S.

He became a U.S. citizen in 1975. According to Edward Said, Abu-Lughod established a reputation as "the leading Arab academic activist in North America", with "an encyclopaedic knowledge - of the third world, Arab culture, history and language, and the western tradition of rationalism and humane understanding

Achievements and Awards

Abu-Lughod contributed to and sponsored the Palestine Campaign for Human Rights, an organization dedicated to the protection of Palestinian rights in the United States. Abu-Lughod authored most of his books in the English language, including:




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