The academic industrial complex breaks us
Liberate Your Research
Liberate Your Research
This 3 hour workshop can accommodate any number of participants and relies on the beauty of collective care and support to uplift one another. The activities foster strategies for healing from academic oppression; naming and claiming one's core beliefs, politics, and ideas; and affirming a set of liberated theories and methodologies. Workshop participants are given brief homework assignments beforehand. In addition to the training I provide, we workshop these assignments together. These workshops serve academics at all levels and ranks. Here is what people have to say after participating in a Liberate Your Research Workshop.
Customized Workshops are organized for specific kinds of challenges. For example, I held a customized workshop for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkely targeted the particular kinds of academic challenges scholars of Middle East Studies face. My workshop for the National Women's Studies Association, addressing the struggles interdisciplinarity feminist studies scholars face also exemplifies my customized approach.
Workshop Series entail working with a group of writers over a period of time. I provide individual support and coaching to each workshop member as they work to achieve a particular writing goal during our time together. For example, my summer workshop at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor provided 8 scholars with support in crafting a summer writing plan; strategies for maintaining well being and accountability while working towards these goals; individual and collective feedback on their writing, theories, methodologies, interventions, and contributions; and support in crafting future writing goals.
I am a public scholar, author, and teacher from Al-Salt, Jordan and the Bay Area of California. I am the founder of Liberate Your Research Workshops and a Professor at the University of Illinois in the Gender and Women's Studies and Global Asian Studies Programs. I have been co-creating connections, research, and activism among radical scholars and social movements for the past 25 years.
I am the author/co-author of five books, an expert author for the United Nations; co-founder of the organization Mamas Activating Movements for Abolition and Solidarity; co-author of the forthcoming book, *Pedagogies of the Radical Mother* (Haymarket Press); and founder of programs such as the Arab and Muslim American Studies Program at the University of Michigan and the Arab American Cultural Center at the University of Illinois. My work has been recognized through awards such as the American Studies Association Carl Bode-Norman Holmes Pearson Lifetime Achievement Prize and the YWCA’s Y-Women's Leadership Award.
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University And Academic Associations
Liberate Your Research workshops have been featured at the following university and academic associations.
- Association of Feminist Anthropology
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- Delphi University
- Lindfield University
- Queens College
- Purdue University
- University of California, Berkeley
- Georgetown University
- New York University
- University of California, Santa Cruz
- School of the Art Institute of Chicago
- University of Southern California
- National Women’s Studies Association
- University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
- Michigan State University
- Garrett Seminary
- Loyola University
- Harvard University
- University of Richmond
- DePaul University