Al-Shabaka Policy Member Aimee Shalan is Director of Fobzu (Friends of Birzeit University), a UK-based charity supporting the right to education for Palestinians. She is also Co-founder and Director of Pressure Cooker Arts, a not-for-profit arts and advocacy organisation. She was formerly Director of Advocacy at Medical Aid for Palestinians and Head of Education at the Council for Arab British Understanding. She has been a regular contributor to the Guardian and has written for a variety of media outlets. She taught at City University and Queen Mary, University of London, and has a doctorate in the Politics of Palestinian Literature.