Eileen Kuttab is an assistant professor in Sociology at Birzeit University. She is one of the founding members of the Institute of Women’s Studies at the University and has been the director of the Institute from 1994-2008. Eileen lectures in the Masters Program on Gender and Development at the Institute. She is an activist for women’s affairs and is a member of the General Union of Palestinian Women. Her main research interest areas include gender and development, gender and politics (specifically women’s movements), gender and informal work and youth.