Workshop Testimonials

Nadine’s  patience, creativity and compassion sparked many “fires” of writing possibilities and projects/opportunities for me. I am excited about writing after ages!

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Meghna Bhat, PhD

Nadine’s understanding and enactment of feminist pedagogy, while focused on the content, are truly inspirational and even heartwarming. Nadine’s presentation on self-healing along with the encouragement and insightful feedback for reconceptualizing the frameworks/lenses through which we think and write was freeing. It would be wonderful to refashion the academy to reflect such values. If only…! 

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Judith Touré, Professor Emerita, Education, Carlow University

The Liberate Your Research Workshop was super helpful to me. I learned to take steps to overcome feeling overwhelmed and unqualified to conduct my research and I identified a name for my approach. Nadine’s work is critical for those of us marginalized by academia.

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Patricia Zavella, Professor Emerita, Latin American and Latino Studies, University of California Santa-Cruz

Nadines’ workshop provided a grounding, practical and tangible approach to affirming one’s’ natural knowledge as credible and supported participants in finding academic language that further frames our work.

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Ain Ealy

I am still enjoying and appreciating the sense of liberation the workshop, time, and community circle created at the workshop provided to me. For a long time, I was not sure if I could do this research well. I wanted to counter the stress and anxiety. So often, I wandered around my research goals, not…

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Ga Young Chung, Assistant Professor, Asian American Studies, University of California Davis

Writing my book, I struggled to put forward my arguments beyond their intersections with my own experience as a Palestinian immigrant woman. When Dr. Naber read drafts of my book chapters, her gracious encouragement, comments, and suggestions led me to bluntly assert my ideas and gave me self-confidence as a scholar and researcher. She encouraged…

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Enaya Othman, Associate Professor, Arabic Language, Literature, and Culture, Marquette University

Nadine’s workshop helped me liberate my inner voice. I found the workshop to be uplifting. Nadine reminded me of one of the main reasons why I entered academia: to empower my community. The reminder gave me strength to persevere and see the beauty within my community and my work.

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Maryam Moeini Meybodi, PhD Student, Graduate School of Education, University of California Berkeley

After I did the workshop with Nadine in the summer of 2020, I’ve been soaring, and I really hope I can now write a book that is off the charts!

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Chandni Desai, Assistant Professor, Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity, University of Toronto

Working with Nadine has completely improved the quality of my life. She’s helped me get unstuck and move forward in writing my book. Just as importantly, though, we’ve been addressing the deep seated issues that led to getting stuck in the first place. I’m totally grateful for her guidance and holistic approach to not only writing but…

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S. Heijin Lee, PhD Student, Advertising and Public Relations, Michigan State University

Working with Dr. Naber has transformed my relationship with writing. Her strength-based approach has empowered me in the very demanding path of academia. Editors often give brief feedback about changes needed, but without the proper skills to execute the changes, writing can feel like a devastating process. Dr. Naber, in the first hour alone of…

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Aisha Mershani, Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, Gettysburg College

I am incredibly grateful for Nadine’s workshop. As someone coming back to academia after more than 13 years, it deeply energized me and helped me get over some of the insecurities one has when feeling a bit out of place. I am already using some of the tools Nadine suggested to think through how and…

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Laila Jadallah

Nadine’s interdisciplinary feminist workshop opened up an important space for students and faculty members from various departments and programs to rethink and rearticulate the multiple research questions, methodologies, and frameworks animating their scholarly and activist work. Participants had high praise for Professor Naber’s approach to methodologies, her insights into their radical potential, and her insistence…

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Dana Olwan, Associate Professor, LGBTQ Studies, Middle Eastern Studies & Indigenous Studies, Syracuse University

Dr. Naber’s workshop was quite a powerful experience for the students in my graduate research seminar. They were energized and motivated after, with so many new ways to think through their projects!  Just the boost we all needed to recommit to the possibilities of social justice oriented scholarship right now!

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Lisa Duggan, Professor, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University

Nadine facilitated a space that was liberating, empowering, and informative to this independent scholar with a severe case of imposter syndrome. I came in not knowing if I had any place in the workshop, and I left with new (brief, accessible, and effective!) meditations to practice in my work, new conceptual frameworks for approaching my…

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Tanuja Devi

Dr. Naber’s workshop was a very rewarding experience for me as an Arts Administration and Policy graduate student interested in transdisciplinary collaborative practices. I appreciated her straight-forwardness in discussing academic anxieties and typical obstacles when approaching less explored research areas and methods often criticized by tunnel-visioned academics. She gives both practical and emotional advice on…

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Margaret Halquist, PhD

I first took Dr. Nadine Naber’s How to Design a Liberated Research Project to develop my own ideas for research. I was so invigorated by the process she shared, as well as her infectious enthusiasm and vast knowledge, that I quickly recommended she teach a workshop for the Master of Arts in Art Therapy &…

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Katherine Houpt, Professor Emeritus, Department of Clinical Sciences, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists