Joelle Boutros is a researcher specializing in Arab and Middle Eastern studies. She is currently a senior researcher at the Centre for Lebanese Studies, working on the history of social movements in postwar Lebanon.
She also served as Head of the Archiving and Documentation Department at the Legal Agenda, writing and documenting key cases and historical incidents related to social and judicial movements in Lebanon. She also led the Communication Department from October 2019 till December 2020, managing and producing content for LA’s social media platforms and coordinating the implementation of the monthly magazine issue.
Joelle has worked alongside key figures in the field, including Dr. Leila Fawaz for her book A Land of Aching Hearts: The Middle East in the Great War, Dr. Ussama Makdisi for his book Faith Misplaced: The Broken Promise of U.S.-Arab Relations: 1820-2001, Dr. Elisabeth Thompson and Dr. Abdel Rahim Abu Husayn.