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Mariam Barghouti

Palestinian-American writer / journalist

Mariam Barghouti is a Palestinian-American writer, blogger, researcher, commentator and journalist. She lives in Ramallah.

She obtained BA in English language and English Literature from the Birzeit University with a focus on sociolinguistics. She received MSc degree in Sociology and Global Change from the University of Edinburgh with a focus on Israeli Ashkenazi-Mizrahi racial hierarchies. She is also known for undertaking monitoring and evaluation missions of humanitarian and development aid in countries such as Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon, along with Palestine, a non-member observer state of the UN, and for various governmental as well as non-governmental organisations.

Her political commentary and research work has notably featured in CNN, Al Jazeera English, The Guardian, BBC, Huffington Post, The New York Times, Middle East Monitor, Newsweek, Mondoweiss, International Business Times and TRT-World. She has also contributed to various books and anthologies including I found Myself in Palestine. She has also written profiles on Palestinian figures including Palestinian artist Khaled Hourani and Palestinian official and politician Dr. Hanan Ashrawi.