Mada al-Carmel—Arab Center for Applied Social Research is based in Haifa, Israel, and was established in 2000. Mada generates scholarly research and critical analysis of Palestinian life, history, and politics, especially Palestinians living in a settler-colonial system within the 1948 boundaries of Israel. A leading home of local Palestinian research, Mada disseminates its results through publications in Arabic, English, and Hebrew. We also organize seminars, workshops, and conferences. Our research, outreach, and activism are attentive to gender dynamics on multiple levels. At its core Mada has fifteen professionals involved in research and administration, while its various events attract over fifty participants a month, the majority of them women.

The status, needs, aspirations, and views of the 1.4 million Palestinians in Israel are little known or considered in development of local and international policy. Mada aims to fill this...

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