Currently a fellow at the MacMillan Center at Yale University, and visiting professor at Georgetown University, Qatar campus, from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, where he is an associate professor in the Political Science Department. Elmusa received his undergraduate degree from Cairo University, Egypt, and his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research and writing covers environmental politics, including hydropolitics, resources conflict/cooperation, culture and the natural environment, and the Israeli-Palestinian and Arab conflict.
Among his writings (apart from many articles in books and periodicals): A Harvest of Technology: The Super-Green Revolution in the Jordan Valley, and Water Conflict: Economics, Politics, Law and the Palestinian-Israeli Water Resources. He co-wrote the text of All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Depopulated and Occupied by Israel in 1948.
Elmusa is also editor of Culture and the Natural Environment: Ancient and Modern Middle Eastern Texts (Cairo Papers in Social Science series, AUC Press). He is a poet and co-editor of Grape Leaves: A Century of Arab-American Poetry, and author of Flawed Landscape: Poems 1988-2008. He has also been an occasional contributor to Al-Ahram Weekly Online, Egypt’s English-language weekly.