Mimi Kirk is Al-Shabaka’s Managing Director. She previously served as research director for the Middle East Institute and as editor for the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University and the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore. She is co-editor (with Rochelle Davis) of Palestine and the Palestinians in the Twenty-first Century (Indiana University Press, 2013), as well as several other volumes on the Middle East. Her writing has appeared in Middle East Report, Jadaliyya, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and Foreign Policy, among other outlets. She holds an MA in cultural studies from Emory University and an MA in nonfiction writing from Johns Hopkins University.