Adila Laïdi-Hanieh is a writer and academic focusing on Palestinian arts and cultural practices, modern Arab intellectual history, and cultural spaces and processes. Her book Palestine: Rien ne nous manque ici (Palestine: We Lack for Nothing Here) was published in 2008, a first cultural review of contemporary Palestine. She taught from 2006 to 2008 Arab intellectual history, and the first course on Palestinian arts at Birzeit University. She ran the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre in Ramallah from its 1996 establishment until 2005, where she curated the 2001-2003 memorial art exhibition 100 Shaheed-100 Lives, which was shown at Darat al Funun in 2001.
Adila wrote the main essay for Emily Jacir's book A star is as far as the eye can see and as near as my eye is to me (2015) published by Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation.