Senior Fellow
Perla Issa

Perla Issa is a researcher at the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) in Beirut. She holds a PhD in Politics from Exeter University, an MA in Arab Studies from Georgetown University, a second MA in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University. Her PhD dissertation “Palestinian Political Factions: An Everyday Perspective” was the 2015 joint-winner of the BRISMES Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize for the best UK doctoral dissertation on the Middle East. Additionally, she co-Directed and co-Produced a six-part independent documentary film series "Chronicles of Refugee" that looks at the global Palestinian refugee experience since 1948.

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