Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun is Professor Emeritus of Social Sciences at University Paris Diderot-Paris 7. She is the editor of Turmoil, an interdisciplinary journal on contemporary politics and a member of RING (the National Interdisciplinary Network on Gender). Dayan-Herzbrun is a member of the French National Commission of UNESCO and Vice President of the Commission's Social Sciences Committee. In 1991, she founded the Centre for the Sociology of Political Practices and Representations (CSPRP), and is Vice President of the Association of University Members for the Respect of International Law in Palestine. In 1987, she completed a study of Palestinian women for the U.N. Dayan-Herzbrun publishes on topics related to social theory, critical theory, post-colonialism, feminism, and the Middle East. Her most recent book is Women and Politics in the Middle East(L'Hartmattan, 2005).