About the Dean
Dr. Jamil Khader is Dean of Research and Professor of English. Before arriving at Bethlehem University, Dr. Khader taught 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.
Dr. Khader is the recipient of various awards including a Research Award (2006), a Community Impact Award (2011), and a year-long teaching and research Fulbright Fellowship at Bir Zeit University (2014). He also serves on the editorial board of JMEWS: The Journal of Middle Eastern Women’s Studies. 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 and Palestine.
Dr. Khader is 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. He is also 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). This book has been slated for translation in German and Korean and will be published next year.
His political commentary has been featured on Aljazeera in English, Jadaliyya, The Palestine Chronicle, Center for the Secular Research and Studies in the Arab World (Al-Hewar Al-Mutamaden), PPSArabia, News with Conscience, and other venues. He is currently working on various articles as well as two book-length projects.