A bilingual from birth I have been raised between, and in the heart of two seemingly disparate cultures. I have acquired ways of seeing, and being in the world through both the Arabic and the English language. Studying both languages, and having had the opportunity to immerse myself for many years in the different hues of both cultures I grew to understand the nuances of metaphor, and of meaning inhabited by each language, and their various accents and dialects. This has inadvertently positioned me as a mediator between two major cultures, generally speaking, whose past few hundred years of history together has been a tumultuous dance.
The diverse nature of my work, and experience in the past 13 years has allowed me to truly grasp the depths of each language which I continue to probe and explore as i navigate the constructed,and ever changing cultural and social Self.
My fields of expertise, interest, and passion include international relations (politics, government), anthropology, sociology, international development, and literature (mainly prose, poetry, and theater plays).