Dr. Julie Norman's research focuses on popular resistance in Israel-Palestine, with an emphasis on nonviolent movements and media activism. She recently published a book on unarmed resistance in the West Bank during the second intifada, and she is beginning a new research project on human rights and legal activism in the Middle East. Her other research interests include media/arts advocacy, gendered violence, and youth and conflict.
In addition to her research, Dr. Norman facilitates video and photography workshops with refugee youth in the West Bank, and has worked on several documentary films in the region. Dr. Norman has held fellowships with the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, the Jerusalem 2050 initiative at MIT, and the Palestinian American Research Center (PARC)
The second Palestinian intifada: Civil resistance. London: Routledge, 2010.
Nitin Sawhney, Raed Yacoub, and Julie M. Norman. "Jerusalem and Belfast: Envisioning Media Arts for Cultural Identity and Urban Renewal in Divided Cities." Jerusalem Quarterly (Special issue on Divided Cities) 39, 2009.
Creative activism: Youth media in Palestine. Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication 2. (2009) 251-274.
"Got trust? The challenge of gaining access in conflict zones." In Surviving research: Doing research in difficult and violent situations, ed. John C. King et al. New York: Routledge, 2009
POLI 205 Introduction to International Politics
POLI 388 Human Rights and International Justice
POLI 395 Politics of the Middle East
POLI487U Middle East Social Movements
POLI 487V Comparative Social Movements POLI 487W Israeli-Palestinian Conflict