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The American University in Cairo                                                                                          Sep 2018 – May 2020

Master of Arts, Gender and Women’s Studies in the Middle East/North Africa

Specialization: Gendered political economies; summa cum laude


Gettysburg College                                                                                                                  Aug 2012 – Dec 2015

Bachelor of ArtsEnglish
Minors: Education and Middle East Studies; summa cum laude

     Integrated study abroad:

     School for International Training, Rabat, Morocco - Field studies in journalism



     Home Workspace Program 2022, Ashkal Alwan, 'The Conflict in Montage' workshop                        Mar 2022

     Film Futura '21, No Evil Eye Cinema, an alternative satellite film school                                  June – Aug 2021 


Cairo Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences                                                                                Jan 2022  Present
Teaching Fellow

  • Spring 2022: Contesting the visual/visible: the image as critical and creative method

The American University in Cairo                                                                                           Sep 2018 – May 2020

Mohamed Taymour Fellow

  • Writing Center instructor

St. Andrew's Refugee Services                                                                                                  Sep 2016 – Apr 2018
External Projects Coordinator/Senior Community Teacher

  • Community outreach and organization workshops

  • Grant writing course

  • Academic discussion and English courses


Previous experiences: Teaching fellow, Tomorrow's Youth Organization; Community teacherCasa de la CulturaResearch and instruction assistantMusselman Library


The American University in Cairo                                                                                                              Sep 2020
MA thesis, The Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women's Studies

  • Urban space and politics of the everyday: thinking through and with the image in contemporary Cairo (link)

The American University in Cairo                                                                                                              July 2019

Research grant, School of Graduate Studies

  • Travel and research funding for the completion of archival work at Arsenal Archive (Berlin, Germany)

School for International Training                                                                                                               Dec 2015
Independent study project, fieldwork in Tangiers, Morocco

  • A feature-length news article on the Tanger-Med port, published in U.S. News & World Report (link)

Gettysburg College                                                                                                                                     Mar 2015

Conference presentation, American Society of 18th-Century Studies

  • Presentation on postcolonial revisionist literature

Previous experiences: BA honors thesis, "'For the blink of an eyelid:' refocusing Daniel Defoe's narratives through J.M. Coetzee's Foe;" BA capstone thesis, "Struggling towards salvation: narrative structure in James Baldwin's Go tell it on the mountain"

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