Sabiha Allouche is a Senior Teaching Fellow with the Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London, from where she obtained her PhD in Gender Studies. She convenes the modules on gender, and gender and sexuality in the Middle East. Sabiha is interested in the deployment of sexuality in relation to politics. She has previously examined the affective making of the “angry Arab man” in US foreign policy (GJSS 2015) and the shortcomings of international asylum organizations in the context of self-identified LGBT Syrian refugees in Lebanon (Kohl 2017). Her forthcoming publications examine the intersection of cis heterosexual romantic love with the economy (JMEWS 2019) and the category of sect (IJMES 2019) in urban Lebanon.