Middle East Studies

Noura Erakat

Spring 2022 Visiting Fellow in Palestinian Studies

Department: Africana Studies, Program in Criminal Justice at Rutgers University

Noura Erakat is an Associate Professor at Rutgers University in the Department of Africana Studies and in the Program in Criminal Justice. She is also a non-resident fellow of the Religious Literacy Project at the Harvard Divinity School. Her research interests include human rights law, laws of armed conflict, national security law, as well as critical race theory. Dr. Erakat is the author of Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2019), which received the Palestine Book Award and the Bronze Medal for the Independent Publishers Book Award in Current Events/Foreign Affairs. She is a co-founding editor of Jadaliyya and an editorial board member of the Journal of Palestine Studies. She has served as Legal Counsel for a Congressional Subcommittee in the US House of Representatives, as Legal Advocate for the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Refugee and Residency Rights, and as national organizer of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. Her recent scholarship includes, “Geographies of Intimacy: Contemporary Renewals of Black-Palestinian Solidarity” (American Quarterly, 2020) and “The Sovereign Right to Kill: A Critical Appraisal of Israel’s Shoot-To-Kill Policy” (International Criminal Law Review, 2019). Dr. Erakat has also produced video documentaries, including “Gaza In Context” and “Black Palestinian Solidarity.” She is a frequent commentator on CBS News, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, Fox News, the BBC, and NPR, among others.