Samantha Borders is a graduate of the University of Exeter, receiving a Distinction in the MA Palestine Studies program and is a current PhD student at George Mason’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. She has worked as Development Officer at Project Hope Nablus in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, a freelance journalist, and as a campaign organizer for Palestine solidarity campaigns in the UK and US. Her publications range from academic journals to poetry compilations, though her primary focus is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and social issues throughout the Levant. Borders regularly guest lectures at universities and solidarity campaigns regarding various issues related to Palestine, including an annual guest lecture at the University of Tehran. Her primary focus is advancing the cause of reconciliation through religious efforts and supporting subaltern religious narratives.