Pénélope Larzillière is senior research fellow at the Institute for Research on Development (IRD-CEPED, Paris), and associate fellow at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (CADIS-EHESS). Her research focuses on political commitment, activism and ideologies, specializing in the Middle East. Her previous books include 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).