Maha Nassar, Ph.D.

World Cultures & Societies Attribute Coordinator

I am a cultural and intellectual historian of the twentieth-century Arab world, with a focus on Palestinian society. My first book, Brothers Apart: Palestinian Citizens of Israel and the Arab World (Standford University Press, 2017), examines how Palenstinian intellectuals in Israel connected to global decolonization movements of the 1950's and '60s through literacy and journalistic writings. My more recent work examines how Palestinians have engaegd with the U.S. Black freedom movement from the 1930s to today. I have been teaching General Education courses at the University of Arizona for fifteen years, and I am excited to support faculty as they bring their wide-ranging geographic, disciplinary, and pedagogical expertise to the Gen Ed Refresh.