Siham N. Abu-Ghazaleh was born in Jaffa, Palestine in 1940. She studied anthropology at Yarmouk University in Jordan, psychology at Kuwait University, and political science and economics at Dartmouth College in the US. She is Head of the Palestinian Cultural Centers in Jordan, where she also serves as consultant on its cultural committee. Her research publications include Palestinian History in Costumes, Needle, and Thread and The City: Today, Yesterday, and the Day Before. She resides in Kuwait and Jordan.