Zena Agha is a Palestinian-Iraqi writer and poet from London. Her work explores immigration, war and life in the diaspora. Zena’s poems have been translated and published internationally and she was a 2018-2019 Margins Fellow at the Asian American Writer’s Workshop.
Zena previously worked at the Iraqi Embassy in France, the Palestinian delegation at UNESCO, the UK Houses of Parliament and Operation Black Vote. She has been awarded fellowships at Harvard Law School’s Library Innovation Lab and Harvard Library. Media credits include the BBC World Service, BBC Arabic, NPR, El País, The Independent, The Nation and The Economist. .
Zena has studied at Warwick University and Sciences Po Paris. She completed her Master’s in Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University as a Kennedy Scholar.
Zena is currently the US Policy Fellow for Al-Shabaka; The Palestinian Policy Network. She lives in New York City.