Asma Barakat

Asma Barakat is a Palestinian writer, oral historian, and embroidery artist. She has authored over a dozen blog posts for Palestine Square, with her primary focus being on the genocide in Gaza. In 2022, she co-created an oral history archive titled ‘Rooted in Palestine,’ where she collected oral history interviews from Palestinian refugees, forced migrants, and their descendants. Her Palestinian-style embroidery has been featured in Adi Magazine.

Asma holds an M.A. in Sociology from The New School and a B.A. in Political Science from Montclair State University. The combination of her degrees has provided her with a unique perspective in analyzing the political and social consequences of settler-colonialism regarding Palestine.