Janine di Giovanni is a Senior Fellow at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, has reported on some of the world’s most violent conflicts and wars for more than three decades, investigating and documenting human rights abuses in the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. She currently directs Enabling Witnesses, a project sponsored by the UN Democracy Fund that promotes transitional justice in Yemen, Iraq, and Syria. In 2019, she won a Guggenheim Fellowship for her lifetime research in the Middle East, and in 2020, she received the American Academy of Arts and Letters highest prize for non-fiction, the Blake Dodd, for her body of work spanning 30 years. She is a multi-award-winning writer and author, currently Global Affairs columnist for Foreign Policy magazine and Abu Dhabi’s English-language daily, The National, and is a regular contributor to the Washington Post, the New York Times and many other publications. Her ninth book, The Vanishing: Faith, Loss and the Twilight of Christianity in the Middle East, was published by Public Affairs in October 2021.