It is with great sadness we collectively remember and pay tribute to the life and work of Dr. Amal Kabesh, who died this week aged 67. Amal was a brilliant feminist and postcolonial scholar whose work spanned many decades: she worked tirelessly to transform knowledge from a psycho-social perspective deeply committed to questions of experience and inequality. Amal was a long-standing friend and advocate for Gender Studies at LSE, giving papers over the years on masculinity and Egypt, affect, psychoanalysis and intellectual life. As one colleague noted, when she spoke she held the room transfixed by her care and attention. And another recalled the poetry that she brought to her academic labour. Her acclaimed books: Postcolonial Masculinities: Emotions, Histories and Ethics and Egyptian Revolutions: Conflict, Repetition and Identification opened up new directions in postcolonial feminist scholarship. As one of the longest serving members of the editorial collective of the journal Feminist Review, where she served for 12 years, she was at the heart of supporting and mentoring a new generation of feminist scholars. She was often exhausted by the worst demands of academic institutional life, but she was exceptionally resilient and bounced back through her support of anti-racist, feminist endeavour and of her friends and colleagues. To say she will be missed would be a grave understatement: the field is impoverished without her attention to detail, respect for others, and extraordinary capacity to listen behind the noise.