Skip to main content

About Leila Farsakh

Leila Farsakh researches the political economy of development, with specific focus on the Middle East region and the Arab/Israeli conflict. She has published on questions related to Palestinian labor flows, the Oslo Process, international migration and the one state solution in Israel/Palestine in a wide range of journals, including the Middle East Journal, the European Journal of Development Research, Journal of Palestine Studies and Le Monde Diplomatique. Her book, Palestinian Labor Migration to Israel: Labour, Land and Occupation, was published by Routledge Press in fall 2005 (second edition in 2012). In 2008 she was the guest editor for the Electronic Journal of Middle Eastern Studies special volume entitled Commemorating the Naksa, Evoking the Nakba.
Associate Professor Leila Farsakh has also worked with a number of international organizations, including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris (1993-1996) and the Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute in Ramallah (1998-1999). Between 2003 and 2004, she completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University.
In 2001 she won the Peace and Justice Award from the Cambridge Peace Commission (Cambridge, MA).


Present Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Boston

Enter a valid date range.

Enter a valid date range.

Honors and Awards

  • Award for Distinguished Academic Leadership and Outstanding Service to the Students of UMass Boston
  • Peace and Justice Award from the Cambridge Peace Commission, in Cambridge-Massachusetts


Articles (11)

Books (2)

Contributions to Books (2)

Press (2)