About Us

The Pathways of Women’s Empowerment Middle East hub is comprised of researchers and support committed to development work and readdressing gender norms through specific projects in the region. Our partners are affiliated faculty and staff at the Social Research Center of the American University in Cairo, Cairo University, the Population Council in Cairo, Birzeit University of Palestine, and the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Sussex. Below is a list of the ME Hub family.



  • Dr. Islah Jad, Building Constituencies-Voice Theme Convenor, Birzeit, i_jad@yahoo.com
  • Dr. Penny Johnson, Birzeit, PJOHNSON@birzeit.edu
  • Dr. Eileen Kuttab, Birzeit, EKUTTAB@birzeit.edu
  • Ms. Aitemad Muhanna, IDS (University of Sussex), Aitemad_muhanna@hotmail.com
  • Ms. Elana Romahi, Birzeit, elana@romahi.com