Livia Alexander is executive director of ArteEast, a nonproﬁt organi
promoting the visibility of the arts and cultures of the Middle East
United States. She has curated and consulted on numerous Midd
ﬁlm festivals. She has a PhD in Middle Eastern cinemas from Ne
University, where she completed her dissertation on Israeli and Pales
cinemas between the two Intifadas.
Carol Bardenstein is Associate Professor of Arabic and Comparati
erature at the University of Michigan. Her book, Translation and
formation in Modern Arabic Literature: The Indigenous Assertions of M
mad ‘Uthman Jalal, is forthcoming from Harrassowitz Press, 2004.
completing a monograph entitled Cultivating Attachments: Palestini
Israeli Discourses of Rootedness and Dispersion.
Elliott Colla is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Brow
versity, where he teaches modern Arabic literature. He is writing Co
Antiquities, a study of the ﬁgures of Egyptian antiquities in European
writing, museum discourses, and modern Egyptian literature. He is
editorial committee of Middle East Report.
Amy Horowitz is a fellow at the Mershon Center for Public Policy
lecturer in the Department of International Studies at the Ohio Stat
versity. Her dissertation is entitled Musika Yam Tikhonit Yisraelit (
Mediterranean Music): Cultural Boundaries and Disputed Territories.
the founder and executive director of Roadwork: Center for Respo
Laleh Khalili is a lecturer in politics at the School of Oriental and A
Studies, University of London. Her doctoral research focused on the
monic practices of the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and the way
memorative performances frame their political claim making.