Alserkal Avenue

Performing the Domestic: Feminism and Labor in Art

A public talk at at Alserkal Avenue with Farah Al-Qasimi on the invisible labor of women and its implication in both discursive and lived worlds.

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Modernist Women of Egypt

Based on the exhibition under the same name at Green Art Gallery, I discuss feminism, modernity, and the state with Yasmin Attasi and Farah Aksoy. We start with turn of the century Egypt and explore connections to contemporary scholarship and issues in the Gulf.

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HBS Gender Initiative

HBS Gender & Work Symposium 2014
Relationships Among Women: Bridging Racial, Generational, and Global Divides

In this virtual talk at Harvard Business School’s Gender and Work Conference, I speak in a segment titled “Bridging the Globe”. The event brings together scholars, practitioners, executives, and alumni to share research, experiences, and conversation about relationships among women at work, with a particular focus on building effective, supportive collaborations across differences in race, generation, and geography. Attendees include faculty from U.S. and international institutions, HBS faculty, alumni, and professionals from a range of industries. The symposium featured several panels showcasing research and practitioner perspectives, as well as a workshop on building alliances to support women's careers and well-being.

Global Art Forum 9

Negotiations and Collaborations: Reflections from the Field

A moderated discussion with Al-Anoud Alsharekh and Manal Al-Dowayan at Global Art Forum 9 in Kuwait. Manal and I reflect on our experimental collaboration Voice (re) Claimed and the politics of representation and categorization.

NYUAD Institute

Cultural Spaces: A Conversation with H.E. Noura Al Kaabi

The UAE has embarked on a number of ambitious initiatives to create a vibrant cultural scene. Through commissioned art projects, educational programs, infrastructural development, and cultural diplomacy, a variety of local and international organizations have created spaces for engagement, creativity, and social change. What role do policies focusing on women, youth and national development play in the cultural field in the UAE? How do top-down initiatives interact with marginal spaces and non-state actors? This panel discussion includes an interactive and candid conversation with HE Noura Al-Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development and Chairwoman of Twofour54 to reflect on her personal and professional journey and her aspirations for art and culture in the UAE.


Studying Your Own: The Politics of Knowledge Production in the Arab World (with Seteney Shami)

This event was a facilitated discussion with Seteney Shami, the founding director of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) who has played a pioneering role in establishing an independent, non-profit, region-wide organization dedicated to support researchers and academics in the Arab region. Hosted by NYUAD’s Social Research and Public Policy Seminar (SRPP), we discussed her experience conducting ethnographic research in Jordan, building an infrastructure to support knowledge production in the Arab world, and engaging with the politics of knowledge production in the US academy.