Raji Bathish is a writer, queer activist and scholar of cinema and cultural studies born in Nazareth in 1970. He holds a diploma in screenwriting from Tel Aviv University and a Masters in Cultural Studies from the Open University of Israel. He has taught university-level courses on Palestinian and Israeli cinema as well as directed numerous workshops for creative writing. He is the author of six short story collections and two novels, the last  “ the flat in passy street “ was published in  2020.