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James Gelvin, PhD Biography

Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"

“I also plead guilty to situating the struggle in terms of rival nationalisms. That’s my call. But not only does that call not delegitimize Israel, it makes the conflict into a run-of-the-mill nationalist struggle that can only be resolved by a two state solution; i.e., it affirms the continued existence of Israel.”

History News Network, “Conservatives Go After UCLA’s Historian James Gelvin,”, Dec. 19, 2014

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California at Los Angeles, 1999-present
  • UCLA Academic Senate Grant, Annually 1998-present
  • Research Grant, Department of Education, Title VI Travel, Summer 2004
  • Research Grant, G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies, Summer 2003
  • Faculty Research Grant, Department of History, UCLA, Winter 2003
  • Sheikh Zayed Visiting Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, American University of Beirut, 2002-2003
  • Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1999-2000
  • President’s Research Fellowship in the Humanities, University of California, 1999-2000
  • Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of California at Los Angeles, 1995-1999
  • Faculty Excellence Award, presented by the UCLA chapter of Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society, 1998
  • PhD, History and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, 1992
  • MA, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, 1985
  • BA, Columbia College, 1985
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