Al-Shabaka policy member Irene Calis is an anthropologist in the Critical Race, Gender, & Culture Studies Collaborative at American University, DC, where she teaches in both Arab World Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She is a scholar, activist, and organizer whose research and activism focuses on emancipatory politics from the perspective of everyday life. This has involved living and working with farming and youth communities throughout the West Bank, as well as with popular struggles in Oceania, South Africa, and indigenous North America. Her current work on political futures situates the Palestinian struggle in a wider conversation with the global South, and in particular with indigenous-settler experience and intellectual thought. Calis holds a PhD in anthropology from the London School of Economics & Political Science.