Sarah Irving

Sarah IrvingSarah Irving is a PhD student and Arabic tutor in the Department of Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh. Her main research is on Mandate-era constructions of Palestinian identity, with reference to wider Middle Eastern turns to Pharaonism, Phoenicianism and other antiquarianisms in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is also interested in concepts of gender, class, memory and authenticity in relation to the nation, particularly as manifested in Palestinian and other Arabic literatures.

As a former freelance writer, Sarah is the author of a biography of Leila Khaled (Pluto, 2012) and the Bradt Guide to Palestine (Bradt, 2011), and co-editor of A Bird is not a Stone: Contemporary Palestinian Poetry in English, Scots, Gaelic & Shetlandic (forthcoming, Freight 2014).

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