3MT topic: Representing Themselves: Emirati Women and Creative Expression
Discipline: Gender Studies and Social Analysis
Faculty: Humanities and Social Sciences
Supervisors: Dr. Megan Warin and Dr. Anna Szorenyi
I am researching how national female artists in the United Arab Emirates are affected by other representations of themselves, and how they represent themselves to others. This work is important because it stresses how both negative and positive representations affect different groups, and how these representations are linked to power and agency in the world. I have recently published a travel memoir about this topic called Abu Dhabi Days, Dubai Nights.