Ruba Salih, a social anthropologist and a Reader in Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her research interests and writing cover transnational migration and gender across Europe and the MENA region, the Palestine question and Palestinian refugees.

She is a trustee of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences and a founder of its sub-committee for academic freedom in the Arab region.

Her forthcoming publications include a book titled: Palestinian Refugees. The politics of exile and the politics of return (with Sophie Richter-Devroe) (Cambridge University Press), in 2017 , and a special issue on  “Palestine and Self-determination beyond National Frames: Emerging Politics, Cultures, and Claims” for the journal South Atlantic Quarterly, which will be out in 2018.