Experience Highlights


Presentations & Interviews

Experience Highlights

  • Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (USA)
    Research Associate (Politics, Society & Culture)
    • Writing blogs focusing on youth-driven initiatives and trends
  • Arts & Humanities Postgraduate Research Fellow at NYUAD
    • Conducted geospatial research on the Sharjah Biennial using ArcGIS and QGIS
    • Collected artwork data from previous SB iterations
    • Gave workshops geared towards Humanities practitioners on using Google Sheets to organize, manipulate, and visualize data
  • HarvardX: October 2020
    • Completed verified track of GSD1x The Architectural Imagination online course
  • HarvardX: August 2020
    • Completed verified track of DH101 Introduction to Digital Humanities online course
  • OpenGulf Research Project: May–July 2020
    Postgraduate Research Assistant
    • Worked with team of 6 remote researchers to conduct digital analyses of historical corpora on Gulf geographies
    • Corrected OCR on 19th century French gazetteer and transcribed 18th century English letters on From the Page
    • Annotated 1,000+ toponyms in 20th century British gazetteer of the Arabian Peninsula and Gulf using Recogito
  • Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism: May–July 2019
    Education and Outreach Intern
    • Researched and developed Visual Thinking Strategies manual for “Popular Culture and the City” exhibition (featuring art by Jeff Koons, Keith Haring, and Taysir Batniji) for docents
    • Brainstormed educational guide ideas for visitors to Najat Makki exhibition at the Cultural Foundation
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art: September–December 2018
    Islamic Art Department Intern                                                                              
    • Researched and digitized 900+ of Sir K.A.C Creswell’s Islamic architectural photographs using cataloguing software
    • Assisted department director with translating 600+ numismatic objects from Arabic to English
    • Learned about different museum departments with staff from Design, Archives, Registrar, and Conservation

Books I’ve been reading

  • A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
  • 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  • Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  • 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak
  • Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
  • Normal People by Sally Rooney
  • The Book of Collateral Damage by Sinan Antoon

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