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, Tunisia, Palestine, and Israel, and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. He received his AB from Princeton University in 1970, AM from Harvard University in 1974, and PhD from the University of Michigan in 1982. 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.
He has written or edited 12 books, among them: A Critical Political Economy of the Modern Middle East (Stanford University Press, forthcoming, 2021); coedited with Bassam Haddad and Sherene Seikaly; Workers and Thieves: Labor Movements and Popular Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt (Stanford University Press, 2016); Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa, (Stanford University Press, 1st ed. 2011, 2nd ed. 2013), coedited with Frédéric Vairel. His work has been translated into Arabic, Hebrew, French, and Turkish.

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