PhD candidate in Visual Studies, Designated Emphasis in Feminist Studies, UC Santa Cruz
Teaching Assistant, UC Santa Cruz
Editor for the Beirut-based, worker-owned, leftist-feminist publication The Public Source
Contemporary Visual Culture in the Middle East
Feminist Theory, Histories, and Methodologies
Militant Visual Culture
Environmental Arts & Political Ecology
Critical Waste Studies & Politics of Infrastructure
Political Economy, Labor, and Migration
- "Waste You Can’t Deny: A Slow Trans-aesthetic in The Blue Barrel Grove." 2021. In The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Climate Change. Edited by T. J. Demos, Emily Eliza Scott, and Subhankar Banerjee. New York and London: Routledge.
- "Surviving Displacement, Alienation, and Kafala in the Nineties: An Oral History of Grassroots Organizing." 2021. Arabic Trans by Viviane Akiki "التنظيم من أجل البقاء: ثلاث عاملات مهاجِرات يتذكَّرن التسعينيات." In تسعينيات نسوية [Feminist Nineties]. Beirut: The knowledge Workshop.
- With Fatima Moussawi. "مقابلة مع ليلى العلي، ناشطة نسوية فلسطينية." [An Interview with Leila Al-Ali: a Feminist Palestinian Activist"]. 2021. In تسعينيات نسوية [Feminist Nineties]. Beirut: The knowledge Workshop.
Recent Public Contributions
- Introduction. "Committed to Liberation: Remembering Soha Bechara’s Clandestine Mission." The Public Source, May 25, 2021.
- With Christina Cavalcanti. "On Today's Alternative Organizing to Reclaim and Politicize the Labor Struggle." The Public Source, May 1, 2021.
- With Karim Merhej. "Anti-Corruption: A Neoliberal Strategy to Breathe New Life into Lebanon's Spoils-Sharing System?" The Public Source, April 12, 2021.
- "Kafala Reform a Liberal Veneer: Migrant Workers and the Struggle for Liberation." The Public Source, September 7, 2020.
- "Lebanese Uprising: Infrastructure and the Trap of Neoliberal Development." Legal Agenda, November 7, 2019.
- Editor. Exposure 2014, exhibition catalogue, Beirut Art Center.
- Editor. Exposure 2013, exhibition catalogue, Beirut Art Center.
Panel Chair. “Speculative Imaginaries in the Moving Image: Citizenship, Matter, and Space-Time Slippages in the Global Middle East.” Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA, 2019
Presenter. “Mapping Waste Matters for a Time of Flowers.” Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA, 2019
Panel Organizer. “Imaginary Matters: Visualizing Space and History in the Global Middle East. Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, 2018
Presenter. “Waste Imaginaries between Matter and Language in The Blue Barrel Grove (2013-).” Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, 2018
Presenter. “Falling is Not Collapsing: Waste Histories and Capitalist Desire in the Realm of Flora.” A Line in the Sand: Art and Ecology in Times of Crisis. Berkeley/Stanford Symposium. SF MOMA, San Francisco, CA, 2018
Presenter. “Empire and the Global Waste Trade in The Blue Barrel Grove.” (B)orders of Empire: Colonial Pasts, Imperial Presents, and Implicate Futures of the Global Middle East, University of California Irvine, Orange County, CA, 2018
Invited Lecture. “Performing Against Visuality: Signs, Spaces, Spectacles.” Lebanese American University, Beirut, 2016
Selected Courses I Taught (as a Teaching Assitant):
Gender and Race Formations in the US (Feminist Studies)
Indigenous Resistance (History of Art & Visual Culture)
Climate Justice Now! (History of Art & Visual Culture)
Contemporary Social Theory (Sociology)
Art and Activism since 1960 (History of Art & Visual Culture)
Experimental Documentary Practices (History of Art & Visual Culture)
Doctoral fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2020-2021
Doctoral fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2019-2020
Visual Studies Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz, 2018, 2019, 2020
Arts Dean Fund for Excellence, 2018, 2019
Chancellor's Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz, 2017-2018
Joseph-Armand-Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship–Master’s, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2010-2011
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined), Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (Canada), 2010-2011
Professor L. Eleen, T. Martone and B. Welsh Prize in Art History, University of Toronto, 2009