Prof. Ghazi-Walid Falah holds a PhD degree from Durham University (U.K.) and he has taught at Hebron University (Palestine), University of Northern Iowa (U.S.A.), University of Toronto (Canada), University of Wales, Lampeter (U.K.), University of California, Berkeley (U.S.A), and most recently for 19 years at the University of Akron, Ohio (U.S.A.)
Prof. Ghazi-Walid Falah is a broadly trained specialist in Human Geography covering various fields of sub-disciplines of geography, including Political, Social, Cultural, Urban, Historical and Perception Studies in Geography.
His major research interest as evidenced by his publication record is focused on the Arab and Moslem World extending from Mauritania to Indonesia. This is the most culturally cohesive region of the earth where he has dealt with issues of conflict resolution, war and peace in the Middle East, Israel/Palestine Conflict, Evolution of critical geography of Palestine, border disputes and minority-majority issues. He has also dealt with research on planning the settlement of Bedouin, nomads and nomadism in the Middle East, local government and jurisdiction practices within and between cities and villages, land expropriation and Judaization of Palestinian lands, refugee issues and population transfer. More recently, he is exploring the way in which the Arab and Moslem countries have faced the pandemic Covid-19. Beyond the Arab and Moslem world, his interest covers media analysis and how American newspapers tend to view the Middle East and the charting of their perceptions of the Arab World, including perceptions of Moslem women.
Prof Ghazi-Walid Falah is the founder and currently long-serving Editor-in-Chief of the Toronto-based peer reviewed Scopus indexed periodical, The Arab World Geographer (AWG); it has been in existence since 1998 without publication interruption. As of 2021, the journal is entering its 24th volume of publication, of which four issues are published annually. The AWG’s mission is to advance social science research pertaining to the people and lands of the Arab and Moslem World