Amira Halperin is a pioneer in the study of old and new media in the life of Palestinians, both in the Middle East and in the Diaspora. She is a Research Fellow at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Her current research explores immigrants’ integration and governments’ policy. She obtained her PhD in Communication and Media from the Communication and Media Research Institute at the University of Westminster, UK, and has worked as an investigative journalist and reporter. She is a regular media commentator, and has appeared on the BBC, i24 News, and Israeli media.