Samer Abdelnour is an academic and activist. He works as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh Business School. Prior to this, he held positions at University College London and the Rotterdam School of Management. He studied for his PhD at the London School of Economics. Before that, he spent three years living in London, Ontario, where he got to know Jamelie Hassan and Ron Benner; it was also a time when his interest in the intersection of art, culture and political activism came together.