Elliott  Colla is the translator of a number of works of fiction, including Ibrahim Aslan’s The Heron, Idris Ali’s Poor,

Nader K.  Uthman teaches Arabic language, literature and culture at NYU.

Robert  Mason is a Fellow of the Sectarianism, Proxies and De-sectarianisation project at and currently sits on the International Studies

Andrea  Rugh is Adjunct Scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington DC. She lived in the Middle East for

Sahar  Khalifeh, born in Nablus in 1941, is an acclaimed Palestinian author. She is hailed as a feminist writer and

Soha  Mohsen is an anthropology PhD student at the University of California, Davis. She was an adjunct faculty member in

Tamara Chahine  Maatouk is a history PhD student at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, with a focus on