Rema Hammami

Rema Hammami was born in Daharan, Saudi Arabia, in 1960. She received a BA in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati and an MA in Cultural Anthropology from Temple University, Philadelphia. She worked as research supervisor and was Steering Committee member of the Women’s Affairs Research and Training Center in Nablus from 1990 to 1991. From 1991 to 1992, she was co-founder and research coordinator for the Gaza chapter of the Women’s Affairs Research and Training Center and its executive director from 1993 to 1994. She simultaneously studied to obtain her PhD in cultural anthropology, which she received from Temple University in 1994, and worked as assistant professor of anthropology at Birzeit University, then became research coordinator of the MA Program in Gender, Law and Development of Birzeit’s Institute of Women’s Studies as well as Program Chairperson from 1996-2004. She has published numerous papers and articles in the field of gender, anthropology, civil society and politics, as well as co-edited Annotated Bibliography on Palestinian Women (with Pari Baumnann; Jerusalem: Arab Thought Forum, 1991) and The Socio-Economic Bases of Palestinian Opinion Formation (with Nader Izzat; Nablus, CPRS, 1997).

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