Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, Swarthmore College
Sa'ed Atshan is the child of immigrants from Palestinian Territories
Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University
Dr. Sa’ed Atshan is an Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College. He previously served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. He earned a Joint Ph.D. in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies and an MA in Social Anthropology from Harvard University, and a Master in Public Policy (MPP) degree from the Harvard Kennedy School.
He published two books in 2020: Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique (Stanford University Press) and The Moral Triangle: Germans, Israelis, Palestinians (Duke University Press).
Atshan has been awarded multiple grants and fellowships, including from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Open Society Foundations, National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Woodrow Wilson National Foundation, Andrew Mellon Foundation, and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. He is also the recipient of a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship and a Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace. He has worked for the American Civil Liberties Union, the UN High Commission on Refugees, Human Rights Watch, Seeds of Peace, the Palestinian Negotiations Affairs Department, and the Government of Dubai. He is also a Palestinian, Quaker, and LGBTQ human rights activist.