I am an Activist, a student of politics, and a law student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. I recently graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Politics from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York.
My particular area of study is the Middle East and North Africa. I have lived in Amman, Jordan and Nablus, Palestine. I have traveled in the West Bank part of Palestine, including Jerusalem, and around Jordan, as well. I have spent many months living with my family on a farm outside of Tripoli, Libya.
I am particularly passionate about studying neocolonialism as well as identity politics.
I am what one of my communication professors referred to as a hybrid. Someone who has a hyphen within their identity. Well we all have a hyphen to a certain degree, some are just more prevalent than others. Apparently, according to him. African- American, Asian-American, Arab-American. I am the last. My father is from Libya (North Africa, next to Egypt for the geographically impaired) and my mother is from Pueblo,CO and going farther back, Eastern Europe. Professor says that you can never live as either an Arab or an American, but rather must live life within that hyphen. So theoretical. I’m not sure if where I am living is in the hyphen, but I am sure that there is nothing about my “hybridity” that is as simple as his explanation would imply.