Laurie King Bio
Laurie King, PhD is Associate Professor of Teaching in the Department of Anthropology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. King has done field research in Israel, Palestine, and Lebanon on a variety of issues, ranging from municipal politics to post-war reconciliation, human rights, urban studies, and refugees rights.
King has also worked as a journalist and writer, and served as Editor in Chief of Middle East Report (MERIP) from 1998 until 2000. She also wrote for The Daily Star and Al-Safir newspapers in Beirut in the 1990s, and currently writes a weekly column, “Letter from America,” for Al-Modon in Beirut.
King was a co-founder of The Electronic Intifada, Electronic Iraq, and Electronic Lebanon, as well as the North American Coordinator for the International Campaign for Justice for the Victims of Sabra and Shatila from 2001 to 2003.