Zahra Hankir

Zahra Hankir

Zahra Hankir is a Lebanese-British journalist who writes about the intersection of politics, culture and society in the Middle East. Her writing and journalism have appeared on BBC News, Bloomberg News, Vice and Al Jazeera English, and in the Los Angeles Times, Roads & Kingdoms and Literary Hub, among other media outlets.

She was awarded a Jack R. Howard Fellowship in International Journalism to attend the Columbia Journalism School and holds degrees in Politics and Middle Eastern studies from the American University of Beirut and the University of Manchester.

Zahra is the editor of best-selling anthology, Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World, which was published in August 2019 by Penguin Books in the US and Vintage Books in the UK. She is based in London and regularly travels to the Middle East.