Dr. Anan Ameri

Dr. Anan Ameri is a scholar, author, activist, and community organizer. She is the founding Director of the Arab American National Museum, and the Palestine Aid Society of America. She holds a BA is Sociology from University of Jordan, MA from Cairo University and a Ph.D from Wayne State University in Detroit. She was a fellow at the Bunting Institute of Radcliff College, a visiting scholar at Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, and served as Interim Director of the Institute of Jerusalem Studies. Author of many books and article two-volume memoir the Scent of Jasmine and the Wandering Palestinian.

Ameri is the recipient of numerous awards. In 2016, she was inducted to Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame, and in 2020 she received ACCESS’ the Arab American of the Year award.