Documentary Graphic Novels on the Middle East as Pedagogical Tools

The following post was originally published on my book review blog The Wandering Eye. You can read the original article here. For a class paper I wrote last December, I researched graphic novel representations of social and political issues in the Middle East. For my project I chose three graphic novels (Baddawi, Waltz with Bashir, and Palestine), … Continue reading Documentary Graphic Novels on the Middle East as Pedagogical Tools

Updates!

This blog has become quite stagnant over the last year, and it directly correlates to my having started grad school last fall. While it was definitely an exciting year, and well worth all the stress, my free time became almost nonexistent and my energy constantly dwindled to unprecedented (and sometimes alarming) lows. Despite my year-long radio … Continue reading Updates!

The Evolution of Salafism: A History of Salafi Doctrines

  Al Noor An excerpt from my Bachelor's thesis, this essay, published in Boston College's Al Noor Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies examines the history and evolution of Salafi doctrine stemming from the earliest emergence of what can today be called Salafi strains of thought. This essay appeared in the Fall 2015 issue (Vol. … Continue reading The Evolution of Salafism: A History of Salafi Doctrines

100 Beautiful POC – Day 43

Jidenna Jidenna Theodore Mobisson, known simply as Jidenna, is a Nigerian-American recording artist and former history teacher, currently signed to Janelle Monáe’s label Wondaland Records. You probably heard his single “Classic Man” last summer, which was released as part of Wondaland’s compilation EP, The Eephus in 2015 and even received a Grammy nomination for best … Continue reading 100 Beautiful POC – Day 43