Sara Ababneh is Assistant Professor at the University of Jordan’s Center for Strategic Studies. She is the Refugee Studies Diploma and CSS Internship program coordinator. Ababneh earned her DPhil in Politics and International Relations from the St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford in 2010. She wrote her dissertation on female Islamists in Hamas in occupied Palestine and the Islamic Action Front in Jordan. Ababneh has conducted research on Mandate Palestine, gender and Islamism, Muslim family laws, and labor movements. Her research interests include class, gender and struggles for liberation and change. Currently, Ababneh studies the popular Jordanian protest movement (al-Hirak al-Sha‘bi al-Urduni). She has recently published a piece on women in the Jordanian Day Wage Labor program in the International Journal of Middle East Studies. Ababneh was selected as the Carnegie Centennial Fellow at the Middle East Institute at the University of Columbia in the fall semester 2016.