Al-Shabaka policy member Irene Calis is an anthropologist and visiting scholar at Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. She is an educator, activist, and organizer whose research focuses on emancipatory politics from the perspective of everyday life. This has involved living and working with farming communities throughout the West Bank. 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 teaches in both anthropology and Middle East Studies and holds a PhD in anthropology from the London School of Economics & Political Science.