Helga Tawil-Souri is Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU. Her scholarship is on globalization, media technologies, cultural expressions and their relationship to economic and political change in the Middle East. She has published work on Arab and Palestinian broadcasting industries and cinema, internet development, videogames, ID cards, checkpoints, and cultural/political spaces of resistance. She is currently finishing a book, Digital Occupation, on communication infrastructures as bordering mechanisms in Palestine/Israel. Her interest in media is generally in the cultural, political, and economic significance of what happens behind the screens and under the streets. She is the reviews editor and serves on the editorial board of the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication.