Lotte Buch Segal is an assistant professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen. For the last ten years she has worked on issues of endurance, violence and subjectivity in Arab families affected by conflict, both those who reside in the Arab world and those who are now refugees in Europe. The bulk of her research however concerns Palestine, more specifically families of Palestinian prisoners and so-called martyrs. Additionally, she has worked on the gendered aspects of the torture experience. Currently she is heading a collaborative project termed ‘Slippery Suffering: A comparative ethnographic study on the encounters between survivors of violence from the MENA region and the Scandinavian welfare states’. This project is based on the idea that there is something unsettled about the experiences of ongoing war that refugees live through and the way in which these are acknowledged, or not, in different ways across Scandinavia.