Rita Sakr is Lecturer in Postcolonial and Global Literatures at Maynooth University, Ireland. She is the author of Monumental Space in the Post-Imperial Novel: An Interdisciplinary Study (Continuum, 2012; and in paperback, Bloomsbury Academic, 2013), and of ‘Anticipating’ the 2011 Arab Uprisings: Revolutionary Literatures and Political Geographies (Palgrave, 2013). With Caroline Rooney, she is co-editor of The Ethics of Representation in Literature, Art and Journalism: Transnational Responses to the Siege of Beirut (Routledge, 2013) and co-director and co-producer of the RCUK-funded documentary on Beirut, White Flags (2014). With Finn Fordham, she co-edited James Joyce and the Nineteenth-Century French Novel (2011). Her recent publications focus on migrant and refugee writings, human rights in literature and film, global Arab literary geographies, and urban cultural studies.