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Rema Hammami, summary curriculum vitea

  • Professor Hammami received a BA in Political Science (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Cincinnati, followed by an MA in Cultural Anthropology from Temple University, Philadelphia. In 1994, she received her PhD from Temple University with a thesis entitled Between Heaven and Earth: Transformation in Religiosity and Labor among Peasant Refugee Women in South Coastal Palestine/the Gaza Strip 1922-1992.
  • She is Chair of the MA Programme in Gender, Law and Development at the Institute of Women`s Studies at Birzeit University (from 1996), where she`s also Assistant Professor in Anthropology and Research Coordinator (from 1994).
  • Professor Hammami was Executive Director (1993-1994) of Shu`un al Mar`a - Women`s Affairs Research and Training Centre in Nablus. She was one of the organisation’s founders and a research coordinator there from 1991 to 1993.
  • She was a Visiting Scholar at the Women`s Studies Institute, New York (1998), and received a research award from the Diana Tamari Sabbagh and the Write-up Award from Temple University.
  • Professor Hammami has acted as consultant to various international organisations in relation to her research fields of gender, anthropology and politics in Palestinian affairs, including the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex (1999-2000), the Swedish Development Aid (SIDA) in 1999, the Palestine Ministry of Labour (1996-1997) and, in the Netherlands, NOVIB in 1990.
  • She carries out a significant amount of voluntary work, as a member of the board of management of many organisations, including MIFTAH, the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (from 2003), MUWATIN, the Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy (from 2001), and the Institute for Jerusalem Studies (from 1995).
  • Professor Hammami is on the editorial boards of the Jerusalem Quarterly File (from 1998) and the Middle East Report (from 1996).

For more information, download her full CV.