Steven Salaita (Bluefield, West Virginia, 1975) is a USAmerican scholar, author and public speaker formerly holding the Edward W. Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut. In 2017, he announced that he is leaving academia because no institution will hire him for full time work.
He was born in a family with Palestinian roots: his maternal grandmother fled the village of Eid Karem, between Bethlehem and Al Qods, during the Nakba.
- Anti-Arab Racism in the USA: Where it Comes From and What it Means for Politics (2006) – Winner of 2007 Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights' "Outstanding Book" Award.
- The Holy Land in Transit: Colonialism and the Quest for Canaan (2006)
- Arab American Literary Fictions Cultures and Politics (2007)
- The Uncultured Wars (2008)
- Modern Arab American Fiction: A Reader's Guide (2011)
- Israel's Dead Soul (2011)
- Uncivil Rites (2015)
- Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine (2016)