Mezna Qato is junior research fellow in history at King’s College, Cambridge. She is completing a book on the history of education for Palestinians in the aftermath of the 1948 war. Her work revolves around three themes: social histories of Palestinian and Arab exile, the politics and practice of archives, and comparative settler colonialism. Her next project is a history of Palestinians in Haiti. She is a founding committee member of the Librarians and Archivists with Palestine, an editorial board member of the Middle East Research and Information Project, and co-author of An Arab Left Reader (forthcoming). Her most recent artwork, a scorebook on life in exile, was recently in exhibition at the 16th Venice Biennale.