Mezna Qato is Margaret Anstee Fellow at Newnham College, University of Cambridge and Board of Trustees member at the A.M. Qattan Foundation. She is a historian of the modern Middle East, and in particular of education, migration, development, and the social histories of Palestinians. She was previously a Spencer Fellow at the National Academy of Education, and Junior Research Fellow at King’s College, Cambridge. She is completing a book on the history of education for Palestinians, and co-leads the Archives of the Disappeared Research Network at the Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities at Cambridge. She is often convening workshops, conversations, and conferences, writing for the public and scholarly communities, and producing art that thinks about the histories and everyday life of schooling, archival retrieval and its challenges, and the social and political lives of Palestinians.