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PhD Studies Program Workshop: “Liberate Your Research”

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Liberate Your Research workshop seeks to train radical scholars and activists in liberating our theories and methods from the constraints of the academic and non-profit industrial complexes. This workshop will transform the fear and anxiety that often overpowers writing, theory-making, and activism into a well of abundance, radical self/collective love, and writing prosperity. Dr. Naber has developed Liberate Your Research after junior feminist scholars in the Arab region who conduct research on gender violence; training journalists; teaching radical feminist of color methodologies to graduate students and junior faculty for over twenty-years on college campuses; and studying the possibilities of social-movement led research for over twenty years.


Workshop Leader: Dr. Nadine Naber

Nadine Naber is a scholar-activist and Professor in the Gender and Women’s Studies Program and the Global Asian Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She is co-founder of the Arab and Muslim American Studies Program at the University of Michigan and founder of the Arab American Cultural Center at UIC.

Dr. Naber is the author/co-author of five books: Arab America: Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism (2012); Race and Arab Americans (2008); Arab and Arab American Feminisms (2010); The Color of Violence (2006); and Towards the Sun. She is an expert author for UNESCWA; a board member of the Arab American Action Network; co-founder of the organization Mamas Activating Movements for Abolition and Solidarity and founder of Liberate Your Research. She is currently Co-PI of the report, “The Status of Racial Justice for Arab Americans in Chicago at the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy” at UIC. She is co-author of the forthcoming book, Pedagogies of the Radical Mother (Haymarket Press).


Date: May 11

Time: 9:00 am




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