Amarah is originally from the southside of Chicago. She earned her BA in History with a double minor in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies. She is fluent in Arabic and focuses on Palestinian history and the Levant region during the early twentieth century colonial era. After completing her MA degree, Amarah plans of beginning a PhD program with the aim to research and teach.
Thesis: "From Aliyah to Nakba: Continuities in Land Policy During Ottoman and British Rule and the Loss of Palestinian Land 1880-1948" (working title)