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Aimee Shalan

Co-director, Makan


Aimee Shalan's Bio

Aimee Shalan is Co-Director of Makan, a Palestinian-led organisation that works to transform the mainstream narrative on Palestine to one that upholds freedom, justice and equality for all. She is also Chair of the British Palestinian Committee, a trustee of Fobzu (Friends of Birzeit University) and a policy member of Al Shabaka. Previously, she was Chief Executive of Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) and Head of Education at Caabu (the Council for Arab British Understanding). She holds a doctorate in the politics of Palestinian literature, and has taught at City University and Queen Mary, University of London. She has written for a variety of publications, including the New Statesman, the Guardian, openDemocracy and Jadaliyya.