Joel Beinin

Joel Beinin is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History, Emeritus at Stanford University. His research and writing focus on the social and cultural history and political economy of modern Egypt, Palestine and Israel, and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. He taught at Stanford from 1983 to 2019 with a hiatus as director of Middle East Studies and professor of history at the American University in Cairo in 2006-08. In 2002, he served as president of the Middle East Studies Association of North America. His books on Israel/Palestine include The Independent Left in Israel, 1967-1993: A Collection in Memory of Noam Kaminer [in Hebrew] (November Books, 2019), co-edited with Carmel Kaminer, Matan Kaminer, Smadar Nehab Kaminer and others; The Struggle for Sovereignty: Palestine and Israel, 1993-2005 (Stanford University Press, 2006), co-edited with Rebecca L. Stein; Was the Red Flag Flying There? Marxist Politics and the Arab-Israeli Conflict in Egypt and Israel, 1948-1965 (University of California Press, 1990); and Intifada: The Palestinian Uprising Against Israeli Occupation (South End Press, 1989), co-edited with Zachary Lockman. Joel is a member of Reconstructionist synagogue Havurah Shalom in Portland, Ore.; and is also a member of Reconstructing Judaism’s Joint Israel Commission.


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