The SOAS Palestine Studies Series is edited by the Centre for Palestine Studies and published by I.B. Tauris (an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing), the well-known London-based publishing house specialising in Middle East Studies.

The question of Palestine is one of the most complex and protracted issues of our time. A country under military occupation with the largest body of refugees in the world, Palestine is a topic of tremendous political and cultural significance, involving regional and international players as well as an army of humanitarian and non-governmental organisations.

Seeking to contribute to this ever-more intricate picture, the SOAS Palestine Studies series publishes innovative research in the study of Palestine, Palestinians and the Israel-Palestine conflict all as a ‘crucial component’ of Middle Eastern and world politics. The first Western academic series entirely dedicated to this topic, SOAS Palestine Studies draws from a variety of disciplinary fields, including history, politics, economics, media, social anthropology and development studies.


The Series is open to submissions by academics at various levels of their career, from writings by recognised scholars to monographs derived from PhD theses adapted for publication. Submissions from all countries and from various disciplines are welcome as long as they fall plainly within the category of Palestine Studies.

Only manuscripts at an advanced stage of writing and post-examination theses provided along with the examiners’ reports will be considered. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed and selected for publication by the Centre and under its editorial responsibility. Selected authors will get a contract with details on copy-editing and royalties from I.B. Tauris.

Key areas of focus include

  • Political economy of Palestine and the Israel-Palestine conflict
  • International relations and diplomacy
  • Regional politics and social movements
  • International law and statehood
  • Terrorism and ideology
  • Nationalism and identity
  • Literary and cultural studies
  • Diaspora, exile and refugee status
  • Art, film and visual culture

If you have questions or would like to submit a proposal, please contact: Sophie Rudland, Senior Editor for Middle East Studies at I.B.Tauris: sophie.rudland@bloomsbury.com

Series Editors

Professor Dina Matar, Chair, Centre for Palestine Studies and Director, Centre for Global Media and Communication, SOAS.

Professor Adam Hanieh, Professor of Political Economy and Global Development, University of Exeter.