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Roschanack Shaery-Yazdi is assistant professor in the history department at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago in 2005. Her research interests are transnationalism, Islamism, violence, and memory politics in the Arab East and Iran. Her book Shiite Lebanon was published with Columbia University Press in 2008. Shaery’s new monograph "Missing Traces: The Syrian Regime and Abductions in Lebanon" is forthcoming.