Currently a doctoral candidate in Geography at Syracuse University, Lisa Bhungalia teaches, researches, and works toward completion of her dissertation. Her current research is broadly concerned with the relationship between three themes: war, national securitization and transnational linkages and encounters between the U.S. and the North Africa/Middle East region. In addition to working on her dissertation, she has also published articles in refereed academic journals that explore the relationship between geopolitics, modern conflict and international law. The most recent of these titled “Managing the Red Line: Im/mobilities in ‘Hostile Territory’” is forthcoming in the academic journal Geopolitics. She has further procured a number of research grants and fellowships to support her research and language study, including a National Science Foundation Dissertation Research Grant, a Palestinian American Research Center Dissertation Fellowship through the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, a Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs Goekjian Research Grant, among others from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and Middlebury College. Lisa has also taught geography courses on the modern Middle East at Syracuse University and has traveled extensively throughout the region for research and language study.