Julie Peteet is Professor of Anthropology and Director of Middle East and Islamic Studies at the University of Louisville. Her research has focused on Palestinian displacement, refugee camps, space and identity, and more recently mobilities and the policy of closure in the West Bank. She has authored three books: Space and Mobility in Palestine (Indiana University Press forthcoming 2016; Landscape of Hope and Despair. Palestinian Refugee Camps (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); and Gender in Crisis; Women and the Palestinian Resistance Movement (Columbia University Press, 1991). She has published in a variety of journals including Anthropological Quarterly, Signs, American Ethnologist, Cultural Anthropology, Journal of Refugee Studies, Cultural Survival, International Journal of Middle East Studies, and Middle East Report as well as contributed numerous chapters to edited volumes. Her research has been funded by: NEH, SSRC, Wenner-Gren, Fulbright, the Mellon Foundation, CAORC, and PARC. She is a board member of PARC.