Field Notes: The Making of Middle East Studies in the United States (Stanford University Press, 2016).
“Land, Labor and the Logic of Zionism: a Critical Engagement with Gershon Shafir,” Settler Colonial Studies 2 no. 1 (2012): 9-38.
Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism (Cambridge University Press, 2004; second edition, 2010).
“Explorations in the Field: Lost Voices and Emerging Practices in Egypt, 1882-1914,” in Histories of the Modern Middle East: New Directions, eds. Israel Gershoni, Hakan Erdem and Ursula Wokoeck (Lynn Rienner Publishers, 2002).
“Arab Workers and Arab Nationalism in Palestine: A View from Below,” in Rethinking Nationalism in the Arab Middle East, eds. James Jankowski and Israel Gershoni (Columbia University Press, 1997).
Comrades and Enemies: Arab and Jewish Workers in Palestine, 1906-1948 (University of California Press, 1996).
“Imagining the Working Class: Culture, Nationalism and Class Formation in Egypt, 1899-1914,” Poetics Today 15, no. 2 (Summer 1994): 157-90.
Workers and Working Classes in the Middle East: Struggles, Histories, Historiographies (State University of New York Press, 1993).
“Railway Workers and Relational History: Arabs and Jews in British-Ruled Palestine,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 35, no. 3 (July 1993): 601-627.
Intifada: The Palestinian Uprising Against Israeli Occupation, co-edited with Joel Beinin ( South End Press, 1989).
Workers on the Nile: Nationalism, Communism, Islam, and the Egyptian Working Class, 1882-1954, with Joel Beinin (Princeton University Press, 1987).