Nadim Bawalsa is Al-Shabaka’s Commissioning Editor. He is a historian of modern Palestine and has written on the emergence of Palestinian diaspora communities across Latin America in the early twentieth century. His work appeared in the Jerusalem Quarterly, the Journal of Palestine Studies, and NACLA Report on the Americas. He earned a joint doctorate in History and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies from New York University in 2017, and a Master’s in Arab Studies from Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in 2010. In 2019-2020, he completed a PARC-NEH fellowship in Palestine related to his forthcoming book, Transnational Palestine: Palestinians in their First Diaspora.