Penny Johnson is an associate researcher at the Institute of Women’s Studies at Birzeit University in Palestine and co-editor of the Institutes’ Annual Review of Women’s Studies. Her recent publications and research interests have focused women’s narratives of the Palestinian present, gender and the second Palestinian intifada, violence, kinship and Palestinian household and family dynamics. She was a member of the first Palestinian National Commission for Poverty Eradication and is an associate editor of the Jerusalem Quarterly.
Research Project: Marriages and Movements: Weddings and Wars
* Forthcoming. What Rosemary Saw: Reflections on Palestinian Women as Tellers of the Palestinian Present, Journal of Palestine Studies. Special issue in honor of Rosemary Sayigh
* Violence all around us: Dilemmas of global and local agendas addressing violence against Palestinian women, an initial intervention, Cultural Dynamics, 20(2): pp 119-132. London: Sage Publications, 2008.
* Tales of Strength and Danger: Sahar and the Tactics of Everyday Life in Amari Refugee Camp, Palestine Signs Volume 32, No. 3: 597-620, Spring 2007.
* Palestinian Single Women: Agency, Choice, Responsibility Review of Women’s Studies 4. Birzeit: Institute of Women’s Studies, Birzeit University, 2007.