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.
From The Journals
Journal of Palestine Studies
Vol. 48 No. 3,
Speakers: Jihad Makhoul, Muneira Hoballah, Ismael Sheikh Hassan, Mahmoud Mohammad Zeidan, Mohamad-Ali Nayel, Alaa Mustafa, Mayssoun Sukarieh, Anne Irfan, Anaheed Al-Hardan, Alex Mahoudeau, Monika Halkort, Rosemary Sayigh, Kaoukab Chebaro, Hana Sleiman, Claudia Martinez Mansell, Azadeh Sobout, Seteney Shami, Perla Issa, Livia Wick, Sawsan Abdulrahim