Rana Issa is a writer, translator and cultural producer focusing on literary and contemporary artistic practices entangled with Arabic cultural history. She works at the intersection between public humanities, activist engagements, and academic curiosity. She is a co-founder and artistic director of Masahat.no, a dissemination platform for Arab art and culture in exile. Rana’s work has appeared in leading journals, platforms and presses, and she has collaborations with international artists from the region in the fields of film, performance arts, visual arts and sculpture. Her book The Modern Arabic Bible was published in 2023 by Edinburgh University Press.