Dr. Areen Hawari is an academic and a feminist activist. She holds A PhD in Gender Studies from Ben-Gurion University. Her research focuses on the activism of the Palestinian women: between feminism, religion and the state. She is the director of the “Gender Studies Program” in Mada al Carmel- Arab Center for Applied Social Research in Haifa. She is an adjunct lecturer in the division of Graduate Studies at Rothberg International School, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in the faculty of education at Oranim College.