Talking Texts is a thinking/feeling space for research on the Gulf. A select group of academics and researchers reflect on their positionality, research process, and the politics of knowledge production. In this interview, Mira Al-Hussein, an Emirati researcher currently based at Cambridge University, shares her experience of creating "virtual roundtables" on topics such as "Expats in the Gulf", "Intersectional Feminism", and "Gulf Feminisms" in both English and Arabic. Mira also shared her current dissertation project on the relationship between gender, the state, and educational institutions in the UAE drawing on interviews and ethnographic data from Zayed University. Her talk enables us to further unpack questions relating to constructions of the national family, migrant and citizen belonging, and normalization of "separate but equal" policies in state supported women's empowerment projects.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - 2020|