Vivien Sansour

Al-Shabaka Vivien Sansour

Vivien Sansour is a writer, producer, and photographer living in Beit Jala. She has worked with farmers in the field for over six years, capturing their stories for the wider world. She is currently a doctoral candidate for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University.

Sarah Kanbar

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Sarah Kanbar earned her J.D. in 2016 from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, with a concentration in international legal studies. While at law school, Sarah interned at the California Office of Legislative Counsel and the Federal Public Defender’s Office. She received her B.A. in history from the University of California, Berkeley, focusing on the relationship between the United States and the Middle East. Sarah previously published “Rooted in Our Homeland: The Construction of Syrian American Identity” in American Multicultural Studies (Sage, 2012) and articles in Muftah and Kalimat Magazine.

Rosemary Sayigh

Al-Shabaka Rosemary Sayigh

Rosemary Sayigh is the author of Palestinians: From Peasants to Revolutionaries (1979); Too Many Enemies: the Palestinian Experience in Lebanon (1994); Voices: Palestinian Women Narrate Displacement. She currently teaches oral history and anthropology at the Center for Arab and Middle East Studies, AUB.

Rami Zurayk

Al-Shabaka Rami Zurayk

Rami Zurayk is professor of Ecosystem Management in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the American University of Beirut (AUB), and author of Food, Farming and Freedom: Sowing the Arab Spring, and War Diary: Lebanon 2006, among other titles. He is a longtime activist for political and social justice. Zurayk’s current research focuses on the relationship between landscapes and livelihoods, on food politics, and on local food systems. After the July 2006 Israeli war on Lebanon, he created a post-war development program, Land and People, to aid in livelihood recovery. He blogs at “Land and People” and tweets at @ramizurayk.

Osama Risheq

Al-Shabaka Osama Risheq

Osama Risheq has served as a Legal Supervisor at Al-Quds Human Rights Clinic in Al-Quds University since 2009. He holds a BA in Public Law from Mohammad I University in Morocco, and an L.L.M in International Law with International Relations from Kent University in the UK. Currently, Risheq is a PhD candidate in International Criminal Law and Transitional Justice at Vrije University, Amsterdam. He has extensive research and fieldwork experience in international law, human rights, forcible displacement, prisoners’ rights, and the right to education.

Nell Gabiam

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Nell Gabiam is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Political Science at Iowa State University. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology in 2008 from the University of California, Berkeley. From 2004 to 2006, she conducted ethnographic fieldwork in the Palestinian Refugee Camps of Ein el Tal, Neirab, and Yarmouk in Syria. More recently she has conducted fieldwork in Lebanon, Jordan,Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, France, and Sweden on Palestinians who have been displaced by the ongoing war in Syria.

Nadya Tannous

Al-Shabaka Nadya Tannous

Nadya Tannous was Al-Shabaka’s summer 2021 visiting US policy fellow. She is a passionate community organizer, born and raised in the Bay Area (Ohlone Territory). In her work, she focuses on political education, movement relationship building, anti-militarism, and returning land to the people and people to the land. Nadya holds an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford and a BA in Anthropology and Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies from UC Santa Cruz.

Nada Elia

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Nada Elia teaches ethnic and cultural Studies at Western Washington University. She is the author of Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts: Feminism, Inter/Nationalism, and Palestine (Pluto, 2023), and has contributed chapters to numerous anthologies, including The Case for Sanctions Against Israel (Haymarket, 2020).

Mouin Rabbani

Al-Shabaka Mouin Rabbani

Mouni Rabbani is an independent writer and analyst specializing in Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict. He is a senior fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies and is a Contributing Editor to the Middle East Report. His articles have also appeared in The National and he has provided comments for The New York Times.