Dr. Yara Hawari is a Palestinian academic and writer. Currently, she is the Senior Analyst of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network. She completed her PhD in Middle East Politics at the University of Exeter, where she taught various undergraduate courses and continues to be an honorary research fellow. In addition to her academic work, which focused on indigenous studies and oral history, she is a frequent political commentator writing for various media outlets including The Guardian, Foreign Policy, and Al Jazeera English. In 2021 she published her debut novella 'The Stone House' and she is also the host of the podcast 'Rethinking Palestine'.