Melani Cammett is Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs in the Government Department and Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Cammett’s books include The Oxford Handbook on Politics in Muslim Societies (co-edited with Pauline Jones, Oxford University Press, 2022), Compassionate Communalism: Welfare and Sectarianism in Lebanon (Cornell University Press 2014); A Political Economy of the Middle East (co-authored with Ishac Diwan, Alan Richards, and John Waterbury, 2015); The Politics of Non-State Social Welfare in the Global South (co-edited with Lauren Morris MacLean, Cornell University Press 2014); and Globalization and Business Politics in North Africa (Cambridge University Press 2007, 2010). Her research explores identity politics, conflict, development, migration, and authoritarianism in the Middle East and other contexts. She is currently working on a new book, which explores how people live together after violence, focusing on Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lebanon, and Northern Ireland.