A professor of Gender and Global Studies (retired), Nada Elia is a Palestinian-USAmerican writer and political commentator. She is a member of the Steering Collective of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI)
After a three-year stint as a war journalist, Nada Elia has taught at Purdue University, Tufts University, the University of Massachusetts, Brown University, Washington State University, and Antioch University Seattle.
Elia is the author of Trances, Dances, and Vociferations: Agency and Resistance in African Women’s Narratives, and is currently at work on a second book, focusing on global activism for Palestinian human rights. Elia was guest editor for a special issue of Radical Philosophy Review, focusing on the Second Intifada, and co-editor of The Color of Violence: the INCITE! Anthology, as well The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex, which won the 2007 Gustavus Meyer Center Outstanding Book Award for Advancing Human Rights. Elia is a prolific writer and widely published in scholarly journals, progressive activist magazines, and various online websites. Her teaching interests include narratives of resistance, the impacts of globalization on marginalized communities, the literature of displacement and postcolonial diasporas, the politics of translation, global social movements, and gender studies.