Brazil university awards PhD to thesis on Palestinian women
A Brazilian researcher of Palestinian origin, Soraya Musleh, has obtained a PhD in Arab Studies from the University of Sao Paulo (USP), with a recommendation to publish her thesis on the History of Palestinian Women.
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The doctoral thesis presented in Portuguese discussed the story of Palestinian women from the mid-nineteenth century to the 1960s, a period that included the main events that changed the reality in Palestine, during which the heroic and historical Palestinian resistance manifested.
Referring the recently assassinated Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, Soraya Musleh hailed the "historical and heroic resistance" of Palestinian women.
She said,"Palestinian women have never been silent and will continue the historical and heroic resistance, such as Shireen Abu Akleh, who was cowardly assassinated by the Zionists. She joined the group of journalists who were targeted by the occupation forces in cold blood, and we will not stop demanding justice for her, because it is justice for us all."
The paper, presented in Portuguese, discussed the story of Palestinian women from the mid-nineteenth century to the 1960s, a period that included the main events that changed the reality in Palestine, during which the heroic and historical Palestinian resistance manifested.
The Palestinian origin researcher had prepared a study on her father's village, from which he was displaced, which is Qaqun northwest of Tulkarm, and later developed it into a book in Portuguese on the Palestinian Nakba, including the testimonies of some survivors from the town.
According to Musleh the Palestinian women in the literature of the resistance are inseparable from their struggle against the Nakba. Even female writers worked directly in the resistance movements.
Born in Sao Paulo and graduated from the Faculty of Journalism, Musleh obtained a master's degree in Arabic studies from the University of Sao Paulo. She is a member of the Coordination Committee of the Front in Defence of the Palestinian People and an activist in the Brazil-based Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.