Rita Sakr is Lecturer in Postcolonial and Global Literatures at National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Her recent and forthcoming publications focus on migrant writings, human rights, social and spatial justice, Arab literature, and peacekeeping. She is the author of Monumental Space in the Post-Imperial Novel: An Interdisciplinary Study (Continuum, 2012; Bloomsbury 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 Research Councils UK-funded documentary on Beirut, White Flags (2014). With Finn Fordham, she co-edited James Joyce and the Nineteenth-Century French Novel (2011).