From the Editors
Zachary Lockman is professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MEIS) and History at New York University, where he has taught modern Middle Eastern history since 1995. He was chair of MEIS from 2004 to 2010 and has also served as director of NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. He served as president of the Middle East Studies Association of North America in 2006-2007 and is a member of MESA’s Committee on Academic Freedom; he is also a contributing editor of Middle East Report. His main research and teaching field is the social, cultural and political history of the modern Middle East, especially Palestine and Egypt. His most recent book is Contending Visions of the Middle East: the History and Politics of Orientalism (2004; 2nd edition, 2009). Other books includeComrades and Enemies: Arab and Jewish Workers in Palestine, 1906-1948 (1996); Intifada: the Palestinian Uprising against Israeli Occupation (co-edited with Joel Beinin, 1989) and Workers on the Nile: Nationalism, Communism, Islam, and the Egyptian Working Class, 1882-1954 (co-authored with Joel Beinin, 1987). He received his B.A. in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton in 1974 and his Ph.D. in History and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard in 1983.