Wendy Pearlman is a scholar of Middle East politics and author of the critically-acclaimed We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria, a breath-taking mosaic of first-hand Syrian testimonials that chronicles the Syrian uprising, war and refugee crisis, which was excerpted in Harper's and received glowing reviews from the New York Times, New Yorker, Guardian, and Chicago Review of Books, among other outlets and was longlisted for the American Library Association’s Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence.
Wendy is the Martin and Patricia Koldyke Outstanding Teaching Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. Frequently invited to give guest lectures on the Middle East, Wendy is a compelling speaker who has delivered hundreds of talks on four continents. Addressing audiences ranging from retirees to high school students to students and scholars, she has spoken at universities, public libraries, museums, art galleries, literary festivals, bookstores, conferences, and volunteer trainings. She has done dozens of interviews for print, radio, television, and podcasts.
Wendy has also written three highly lauded books related to Palestinian politics and the Arab-Israeli conflict: Occupied Voices: Stories of Everyday Life from the Second Intifada; Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement , and Triadic Coercion: Israel’s Targeting of States that Host Nonstate Actors (co-authored with Boaz Atzili). Her essays and articles have appeared in Time, Guernica, Huffington Post, Washington Post, and Reuters.