Gustavo Barbosa is an Associate Researcher at the Center of Middle Eastern Studies at Universidade Federal Fluminense, in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from the London School of Economics (LSE) and MScs, also in Anthropology, from the LSE and Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He has published several articles in English and Portuguese and his book The Best of Hard Times – Palestinian Refugee Masculinities in Lebanon is being published by Syracuse in February/2022. His academic interests lie in gender, masculinity, refugees, Palestinians, hope, and new reproductive technologies. His homepage is gustavo-barbosa.com.