Mazin Qumsiyeh, Ph.D. was born to a Palestinian Christian family in the Shepherds' Field. Qumsiyeh splits his time between the United States and Palestine. "He served on the faculty of both Duke and Yale Universities (six and five years respectively)."
Qumsiyeh served on the Board, Steering, and Executive Committees of a number of groups including the US Campaign to End the Occupation, the Palestinian American Congress, Association for One Democratic State in Israel/Palestine, AcademicsForJustice.org, and BoycottIsraeliGoods.org
Qumsiyeh has advised other groups including Sommerville Divestment Project, Olympia-Rafah Sister City Project, Palestine Freedom Project, Sabeel North America, and National Council of Churches of Christ USA.
Qumsiyeh is a member several human rights groups (Amnesty, Peace Action, Human Rights Watch, ACLU and more). His third and latest book is Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human rights and the Israeli/Palestinian Struggle.