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Gender Human Rights Literature & Translation Profiles

A Stateless Poet Finds Her Home and Identity in Literature

Aisha Elgayar | 09 Sep 2020

Mona Kareem, who will teach at Princeton University this fall, employs her poetic talent to highlight the issues of Kuwait’s Bedoon population.

Coronavirus Human Rights Profiles Social Sciences

Anthropologists Have Important Role to Play in Public Health Crises, Veteran Scholar Says

Eman Kamel | 17 Jul 2020

Epidemics are not as isolated as they may appear, says the anthropologist Charles L. Briggs. It’s important to understand the underlying factors that helped shape the situation.

Gender Inequality Minorities Profiles Refugees

Commuting From a Refugee Camp to University, A Student Stays Hopeful

Olivia Cuthbert | 13 Jan 2020

A Syrian student who lives in the largest refugee camp in Iraq attends the nearby University of Duhok, hoping someday to serve her community.

Arab Researcher Survey Conflict Finances Profiles Research

For a Yemeni Researcher, Emigration Is the Only Opportunity

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 02 Dec 2019

A Yemeni researcher wanted to return to her country to do plant research that could help human health. But the war there made research impossible.

Arts & Culture Profiles

Palestinian Pianist Faraj Suleiman Finds His Voice

Caroline Bolster | 29 Nov 2019

The busy artist, now based in Paris, is achieving international notice as he hones his craft. His latest album adds something new: Singing his own songs, in his native dialect.

Arab Spring Conflict Critical Thinking Development Faculty Profiles

Professors Start a ‘School of the Rioters’

Nasser Zawk | 26 Oct 2019

With universities closed in Lebanon, some professors are conducting “teach ins” and moderating discussions on the street. For one such effort, a professor of economics discusses his goals.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Profiles

Emirati Artist’s Playful Exhibition Transcends His Local Environment

Heba Elkayal | 12 Apr 2019

Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, a key figure in the Emirates’ avant-garde art scene, uses vivid colors in works that blur the line between painting and sculpture.

Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Profiles

University Press Draws New Readers for Renowned Syrian Playwright

Ursula Lindsey | 04 Apr 2019

The late Saadallah Wannous explored the meaning of human liberation, both personal and political. His work has been collected now for English speakers.

Arts & Culture Politics Profiles

An Art Exhibition Without Art

Heba Elkayal | 19 Oct 2018

The curators of Past Disquiet, recently shown in Beirut, revisit a landmark 1978 exhibition held in solidarity with the Palestinian cause.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Profiles

Egyptian Artist Explores Themes of Identity and Belonging

Heba Elkayal | 28 Sep 2018

Ibrahim Ahmed draws on his own multinational experience to make art that challenges societal constructs.




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