Wendy Pearlman is Assistant Professor of Political Science and the Crown Junior Chair in Middle East Studies. Her research focuses on the comparative politics of the Middle East, social movements, political violence, the political effects of emigration, emotions and mobilization, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. She is the author of two books. Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement was named Foreign Policy’s Runner-up for Best Book on the Middle East in 2011. Occupied Voices: Stories of Everyday Life from the Second Intifada was a 2003 Boston Globe and Washington Post bestseller. Wendy She has studied or conducted research in Spain, Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, and the West Bank and Gaza Strip. She is currently writing a book on the Syrian uprising and war based on interviews that she conducted with some 200 Syrian refugees in Jordan and Turkey.