Professor Ghada Karmi

Dr. Ghada Karmi is a leading Palestinian academic and writer. She was born in Jerusalem, but was brought up and educated in England. Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, United Kingdom. Writer on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She is also Co-Director of the European Centre of Palestine Studies at Exeter. Previously she was a Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, and at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Her major area of work has been on the Palestine/Israel conflict and she has published widely on this subject. She is also a well-known figure on British radio and television. Her books include Jerusalem Today: What Future for the Peace Process? (Ithaca Press, 1996), and The Palestinian Exodus 1948-1998 (with Eugene Cotran, Ithaca Press, 1999). Her most recent and widely acclaimed memoir, Return (Verso Press, 2015), represents a rare example of Palestinian personal narrative writing in English. Her previous book, Married to Another Man: Israel’s Dilemma in Palestine, was published by Pluto Press and deals with the one-state solution in Israel/Palestine.