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School of Politics and International Relations

Akram Salhab

 Akram Salhab


Twitter: @akramquds

Supervisors: Professor Laleh Khalili, Dr Nivi Manchanda 

Research topic: My PhD research project looks at the Palestinian experience of establishing national institutions in the aftermath of the 1948 Nakba, and examines the organising practices and debates around sovereignty and self-determination that informed and accompanied these efforts.

Research Interests: anti-colonialism, sovereignty, Third World solidarity, Palestinian politics and history, internationalism


  • MPhil Politics, Balliol College - University of Oxford
  • BA Politics and Parliamentary Studies, University of Leeds

Work experience: Prior to joining QMUL, I have worked as a migrant justice organiser in London and as a campaign coordinator of an initiative to reactivate Palestinian national institutions.

I also volunteer as a member of the British Society for Middle East Studies’ Committee on Academic Freedom 


Salhab, A. (2017). The Legacy of the Palestinian Revolution: Reviving Organising for the Next Generation in Choudry, Aziz and Vally, Salim, Reflections on Knowledge, Learning and Social Movements: History’s Schools, Routledge, Oxford (book chapter).

Selected Writing and Media Work:

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, with Sorcha Thomson, History Workshops Online

The Legacy of Colonial Policing, from Occupied Palestine to the United Kingdom, Institute for Palestine Studies blog

Jerusalem Youth at the Forefront of 2021’s Unity Intifada, with Dahoud al-Ghoul, Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP)

Activist Akram Salhab on the Palestinian experience of colonialism. Channel 4 News

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