PhD, Harvard University
Wendy Pearlman is the Crown Junior Chair in Middle East Studies and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. She is the author of Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement (Cambridge University Press, 2011). Her first book, Occupied Voices: Stories of Everyday Life from the Second Intifada (Nation Books, 2003), was a Boston Globe and Washington Post bestseller. She has published articles in International Security, Journal of Palestine Studies, Security Studies, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Journal of Conflict Resolution. She has also published chapters in edited volumes and commentaries in the Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, and ForeignPolicy.com. Since 2011, she has spoken about the Middle East uprisings on al-Jazeera, the BBC, and other local and national radio and TV outlets. Wendy was a Fulbright Scholar in Spain, a Starr Foundation Fellow at the Center for Arabic Studies Abroad at the American University in Cairo, a Junior Peace Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, and a postdoctoral Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She has studied or conducted research in Spain, Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, and the West Bank and Gaza Strip. She is the winner of the 2011 Deborah Gerner Grant for Professional Development and the 2012 R. Barry Farrell Award for Excellence in Teaching.