Dr. Abed Kanaaneh is a senior lecturer in the department of Middle Eastern and African History at Tel Aviv University. He was, previously, a postdoctoral fellow of the Minerva Stiftung in the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Ruhr-University Bochum. He was also a visiting scholar in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African studies at Columbia University. He holds a BA in political science and communication, an MA in political science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern studies from Tel Aviv University. His research interests include Shiʿite political thought, radical Islamic movements, revolutionary thought in the Middle East, the Arab--Israeli conflict, and Marxism and neo-Marxism in the Middle East.
Dr. Kanaaneh is the Author of Understanding Hezbollah: The Hegemony of Resistance (Syracuse University Press).