Yasmine Motawy, PhD, is a scholar, translator, educator, critic, consultant, and editor who has published extensively on Arab children’s literature. She served on the 2021 Bologna Ragazzi Award Jury, the 2016 and 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury, the 2017 Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature jury, and on the Arabic selection committee of the UN SDG Book Club (2019-2020). She received the Andrew Mellon Foundation postdoctoral grant in 2018. She authored Silence Between the Waves: Children’s Picturebooks and Contemporary Egyptian Society in 2021. In 2022, she was awarded the Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors Award from American University in Cairo for having a distinguished record of nationally and internationally visible research.