Nur Masalha is a Palestinian historian and Professor of Religion and Politics at St. Mary’s University, UK, and Director of the Centre for Religion and History at St Mary’s. He is also Professorial Research Associate, Department of History, School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London). He is interested in memory and social activism, liberating histories, theologies of liberation, ‘history from below’ and decolonising methodologies. He is also the historian commentator in the award–winning, documentary film “La Terre Parle Arabe” (2007), which tells the story of the background and build-up to the expulsion of the Palestinians in 1948 and the Nakba. He edits an internationally refereed journal, Holy Land Studies: A Multidisciplinary Journal, published by Edinburgh University Press. His book include: Expulsion of the Palestinians: The Concept of “Transfer” in Zionist Political Thought, 1882-1948 (1992, in English by IPS, in Washington DC, and IPS Beirut in Arabic); The Palestinians in Israel (1993); A Land Without a People (London: Faber and Faber, 1997, and IPS Beirut under the title: “Maximum Land, Minimum Arabs”); Imperial Israel and the Palestinians (London, Pluto, 2000, and IPS Beirut); The Politics of Denial (London: Pluto 2003, and Ramallah by Madar); Catastrophe Remembered (London: 2005); The Bible and Zionism: Invented Traditions, Archaeology and Post- Colonialism in Palestine-Israel (London, 2007); The Palestine Nakba: Decolonising History, Narrating the Subaltern, Reclaiming Memory (London, 2012); The Zionist Bible: Biblical Precedent, Colonialism and the Erasure of Memory (London, 2013); Theologies of Liberation in Palestine: Indigenous, Contextual, and Postcolonial Perspectives (Oregon, USA, 2014).
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