Palestinians between International Law and Jordanian Law: Border Crossings and the Right to Return

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About the Author:

Photo of Speaker - Kimberly Katz

Kimberly Katz is a professor of Middle East History and Coordinator of the Minor in Human
Rights & History at Towson University. She holds a Joint Ph.D. in History and Middle Eastern
Studies from New York University (2001) and is the author of two books: Jordanian Jerusalem:
Holy Places and National Spaces (University Press of Florida, 2005) and A Young Palestinian’s
Diary: The Life of Sami ‘Amr (University of Texas Press, 2009). The latter also appeared in
Arabic (Arab Institute for Research and Publishing, 2017). Her scholarship has also been
published in the International Journal of Middle East Studies, Urban History, Biography, among
others. A recipient of numerous fellowships, Professor Katz spent a sabbatical year in Amman,
Jordan in 2018-2019 on a Fulbright Core Fellowship and a Council of American Overseas
Research Centers (CAORC)/American Center for Oriental Research (ACOR) Senior Fellowship
conducting research at the intersection of law, crime, borders, and refugees. In addition to many
parts of the US, Professor Katz has given lectures and presentations in Jordan, Palestine, Tunisia,
Morocco, and several European countries.

In 2017, Professor Kimberly Katz proposed an academic program in Human Rights & History at
Towson University. A minor in Human Rights & History became available to students in Fall
2019. The minor connects the academic study of human rights, from a historical perspective, with
the practical application of academic learning via internships in human rights-related organizations
and agencies in and beyond Maryland.