Pénélope Larzillière is a social scientist, research fellow at the Institute for Research on Development (Paris), and associate fellow at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (Paris). Her research focuses thematically on political commitment, activism, narratives and ideologies, including extreme forms of repertoires of violence and action. She has carried out extensive field research in the Middle East (Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Lebanon). Her books include Activism in Jordan (Zed Books, 2016) and To Be Young in Palestine (Balland, 2004). She has also co-edited the journal issues “Révolutions, contestations, indignations” (Socio, 2013), and “Faut-il désoccidentaliser l’humanitaire”, (Humanitaire, 2010).