Shira Robinson works on the social and cultural history of the Modern Middle East, with an emphasis on colonialism, citizenship, nationalism, and cultures of militarism after World War I. Her first book, Citizen Strangers: Palestinians and the Birth of Israel's Liberal Settler State, examines Israel's imposition of military rule on the Palestinian Arabs who remained within its borders after 1948. [Read the complete introduction and an interview with her on the Mondoweiss blog.] The book won a 2014 Outstanding Academic Title award, sponsored by Choice, and was listed as one of its Top 25 academic books of the year. Her research has been funded by the Fulbright Institute, the Social Science Research Council, the Mellon Foundation, and the Palestinian American Research Center. Affiliated with GW's Institute for Middle East Studies, she arrived in 2007 after two years on the faculty at the University of Iowa and one year as Visiting Fellow at the Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University. Prof. Robinson has also served on the editorial committee of the Middle East Report and co-edited its blog.