Mark Muhannad Ayyash is Professor of Sociology at Mount Royal University. He is the author of A Hermeneutics of Violence (UTP, 2019). He teaches and writes in the areas of social and political theory, postcolonial theory, political violence, sovereignty, anti-Palestinian racism, and social movements, particularly focusing on the Palestinian-Israeli struggle. He has published several academic articles, book chapters, and has a co-edited book on Protests and Generations in the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean. His opinion pieces have been published in Al-Jazeera, The Baffler, Middle East Eye, and Mondoweiss, among others.