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Nur Masalha

Nur Masalha

Sector : Cultural Figures , Historians

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  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1957
  • Age : 59
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Nur-eldeen (Nur) Masalha (born 4 January 1957, Galilee, Israel) is a Palestinian writer and academic. Masalha studied as an undergraduate and a postgraduate at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He obtained a PhD in politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
1979: BA in International Relations and Politics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
1982 : MA in Middle East Politics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
1988: PhD in Middle Eastern Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
He is Palestinian Historian and formerly Professor of Religion and Politics and Director of the Centre for Religion and History and the Holy Land Research Project at St. Mary's University. He was also Programme Director of the MA in Religion, Politics and Conflict Resolution at St Mary's University (2005-2015).
He is currently Member of the Centre for Palestine Studies, London Middle East Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is also currently Member of the Centre for the Philosophy of History, St. Mary's University.
He was Professorial Research Associate, Department of History, SOAS (University of London), 2009-2015. He was also a member of the Kuwait Programme, Department of Government, London School of Economics (monograph, with Stephanie Cronin, on ‘The Islamic Republic of Iran and the GCC States: From Revolution to Realpolitik?).
He is also the Editor of Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies formerly Holy Land Studies: A Multidisciplinary Journal, published by Edinburgh University Press, and the author of many books on Palestine-Israel, including Theologies of Liberation in Palestine-Israel: Indigenous, Contextual, and Postcolonial Perspectives (2014), The Zionist Bible: Biblical Precedent, Colonialism and the Erasure of Memory (2013), The Palestine Nakba: Decolonising History, Narrating the Subaltern, Reclaiming Memory (January 2012), The Bible and Zionism: Invented Traditions, Archaeology and Post-Colonialism in Palestine-Israel (2007), Catastrophe Remembered (2005), A Land Without a People (1997), Expulsion of the Palestinians: The Concept of "Transfer" in Zionist Political Thought, 1882-1948 (1992), Imperial Israel and the Palestinians: The Politics of Expansion (2000) and The Politics of Denial: Israel and the Palestinian Refugee Problem (2003).
Masalha has also served as an honorary fellow in the Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Durham University; Research Associate in the Department of Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies; and has taught at Birzeit University in Ramallah, West Bank.
Masalha is also the historian commentator in the award–winning, documentary film “La Terre Parle Arabe” (the Land Speaks Arabic) (2007), directed by Maryse Gargour, which tells the story of the background and build-up to the expulsion and flight of the Palestinian Arabs in 1948 from the newly created State of Israel. 


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