Mandy Turner is the director of the Kenyon Institute (Council for British Research in the Levant) in East Jerusalem. She works on the political economy of development in war-torn societies with a country focus on the occupied Palestinian territory. She is co-editor of The Palestinian People and the Political Economy of De-development: Contesting Colonization, Negating Neoliberalism (with O. Shweiki), Routledge, 2013 (forthcoming), and co-editor of Whose Peace? Critical Perspectives on the Political Economy of Peacebuilding (with M. Pugh and N. Cooper), PalgraveMacmillan, 2011. Mandy received her PhD from the London School of Economics and was a founder member of the journal Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory.