Work & Writing

My interests vary and are multiple, but I tend to focus on a few projects at a time. These could be: cinema, the climate emergency, literature (and, increasingly, speculative fiction, science fiction and fantasy), conflict, grief, “social” media, gender, race, displacement, intersectional politics/feminism, degrowth, mutual aid, photography and so on.

I have been a freelance writer, editor and researcher for most of my adult life. I’m published in Al JazeeraAlJumhuriya.net, Harvard’s Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy, Raseef22, Global Voices Online, L’Orient Today/L’Orient-Le Jour, The New Arab (Al Araby)Pulse Media, IB TimesMiddle East Eye, RS21, GenderIT, LSE Middle East Blogs, Shado Mag, Mangal Media, Crimethinc, Addis Standard, El Diario, Byline Times, The Wire, Mail & Guardian, Rue89, El Interprete Digital and Lebanon Support, among others. Unless published anonymously, these articles are republished on this site.

Between August 2016 and April 2019, and between January 2018 and June 2019 respectively, I was Middle East and North Africa (MENA) editor at Global Voices and IFEX. During my time at IFEX I’ve written two reports on repression, one on Bahrain and one on Egypt.

Since March 2020, I’ve been hosting the podcast The Fire These Times, a podcast hosting conversations at the intersection of politics, culture and the environment. This includes a newsletter.

I have also held a blog called Hummus For Thought since 2012. It was retired in 2021.

I am currently working on a website focusing on regional environmental issues with Christophe Maroun.