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Mariam Barghouti

Influential Writer, Activist, Sociopolitical Commentator

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Date of Birth:

1993

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Why Featured?

Mariam Barghouti is recognized for her significant contributions as a writer, researcher, and activist. She has been a prominent voice in documenting and analyzing sociopolitical events in Palestine, offering insights into the complexities of the Palestinian experience.

Brief bio

Mariam Barghouti is a Palestinian-American writer and researcher based in Ramallah. She earned her BA in English Language and Literature from Birzeit University and an MSc in Sociology and Global Change from the University of Edinburgh. Barghouti has worked as a journalist and reporter, focusing on the Levant and publishing various sociopolitical commentaries from Palestine. Her work has been featured in Al-Jazeera English, the New York Times, the Guardian, Washington Post, BBC, and Middle East Eye. She is also a Senior Palestine Correspondent for Mondoweiss, a lecturer of Sociology, and a policy member of the Palestinian think tank Al-Shabaka.

Major Milestones

Contributions

  • Education: Obtained a BA in English Language and Literature from Birzeit University and an MSc in Sociology and Global Change from the University of Edinburgh.

  • Journalism Career: Worked extensively as a journalist and reporter, focusing on the Levant. Her work has been featured in renowned international media outlets.

  • Humanitarian Work: Undertaken monitoring and evaluation missions of humanitarian and development aid in Jordan, Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon.

  • Policy and Consulting: Served as a policy member with the Palestinian think tank Al-Shabaka and provided consulting on various critical issues.

  • Academic Role: Serves as a lecturer of Sociology, imparting her knowledge and experience to the next generation.

  • Sociopolitical Commentary: Published various sociopolitical commentaries from Palestine, contributing to international understanding of the region.

  • Reporting on Palestinian Issues: Her reports and analysis have been featured in media outlets like Al-Jazeera English, the New York Times, and the BBC.

  • Youth Movement Leadership (2012): Played a key role in a youth movement that attempted to redefine Palestinian politics in the wake of the Arab uprisings...See More

  • Advocacy for Palestinian Unity (2011): Actively involved in unity protests demanding an end to political division between Hamas and Fatah...See More

  • Breaking Barriers: Promoted unity and engagement among Palestinians, breaking down divisions and re-imagining the definitions of Palestine and Palestinians.

Date of Last Update: 
December 30, 2023

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