Norman Saadi Nikro is a scholar from Sydney residing in Berlin since 2007, where he is currently a research fellow at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient. He studied critical theory and cultural studies at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. After completing his doctoral studies in 1998 he took up an Australian Volunteer Abroad placement in Ramallah, Palestine/Israel. He subsequently moved to Beirut in 1999, and in 2007 to Berlin. He was a founding editor of Inklings: A Journal of Words and Images, a Sydney based journal which ran from 1992 to 1998. His books include The Fragmenting Force of Memory: Self, Literary Style, and Civil War in Lebanon (2012), and Milieus of ReMemory: Relationalities of Violence, Trauma, and Voice (2019). Among his essays on art and literature, he wrote the text for the art book Oren Eliav: Five Years (2016).