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May Jayyusi

Sector : Cultural Figures , Writers

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  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Female
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May Jayyusi has been executive director of Muwatin, the Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy for the past ten years.Educated in England and the US, she obtained a BA honors in Philosophy from University College, London and MSc. in Film and Communications from Boston University, Boston.She writes on philosophy and politics and is currently a recipient of an International Collaborative Research Grant Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council, New York for the project Socio-Religious Movements and the Transformation of Political Community: Israel, Palestine and Beyond, where she is working on "The Emergence of New Political Subjectivities".She is also member of an international research team working to produce "A Micro-History of Palestinian Life in the Twentieth Century" based on personal accounts literature.She has translated into English a number of Arabic novels and collections of poetry, including works by Ibrahim al-Koni, Ghassan Kanafani, Muhammad al-Maghout and Ibrahim Nasrallah.She was also editor of the book Liberation, Democratization and Transitions to Statehood in the Third World: Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Muwatin Conference (1998). Her article Justice, Narrative and the Occlusion of Particularity can be found on the Muwatin website.


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