Jamil Khader, Ph.D.

Professor, Dean of Research


Prof. Jamil Khader is the Dean of Research and Professor of English. He received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the Pennsylvania State University. Before arriving at Bethlehem University, Dr. Khader taught at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, and at Stetson University in Deland, Florida, where he served as the Director of the Gender Studies Program, the Co-Chair of the Diversity Council, and as a member of various committees addressing tenure and promotion policies as well as grievance and academic freedom.

Prof. Khader is the author of Cartographies of Transnationalism in Postcolonial Feminisms: Geography, Culture, Identity, Politics (Lexington Books 2012) and the co-editor, with Molly Rothenberg, of a collection of essays on the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek, entitled, Žižek Now: Current Perspectives in Žižek Studies (Polity 2013). He is also the author of numerous publications on postcolonial feminism, popular culture, literary theory, and pedagogy (the scholarship of teaching), which appeared in various international peer-reviewed journals and other collections, including Oxford Bibliographies in Literary and Critical Theory, Rethinking Marxism, Sophia: The International Journal of Philosophy and Traditions, Enrahona: An International Journal of Theoretical and Practical Reason, The European Journal of Popular Culture, Journal of World Systems Research, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, The Middle East Report (MERIP), Islamophobia Studies Journal, Ariel, Feminist Studies, College Literature, MELUS, Children’s Literature, The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. He is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Bethlehem University Journal.

Prof. Khader is the recipient of various awards including two Fulbright Fellowships (1993; 2013), a Research Award (2006), a Community Impact Award (2011), the Palestine-Quebec Science Bridge Award (2022), and the Arab American University Award for Excellence in Scientific Research (2022). Dr. Khader delivered scores of papers and chaired various panels at many international conferences. Moreover, he gave different talks and coordinated different colloquia and workshops at different institutions in the United States, Italy, Germany, Romania, and Palestine.

His political commentary has been featured on The Philosophical Salon, Aljazeera in English, Truthout, Jadaliyya, The Palestine Chronicle, Center for the Secular Research and Studies in the Arab World (Al-Hewar Al-Mutamaden), PPS Arabia, News with Conscience, and other venues. He is currently working on various articles as well as two book-length projects.

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