Media & Commentary

“See Something, Say Something,” Buzzfeed Podcast, Invited Guest on a live show, Arab American National Museum, August 12, 2016

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“Secret Life of Muslims,” Ways & Means Podcast, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, May 22, 2017

“How do we move from stereotypes to more complex characters?” Invited panelist, Transforming Hollywood 7 Conference: Diversifying Entertainment, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television and USC School of Cinematic Arts, October 21, 2016.

“Are ‘Good’ Stereotypes Really Good?” TEDxUofM Conference, Power Center, April 5, 2013.

“Stereotyping the ‘Enemy’: Changing Arab and Muslim Portrayals Post 9/11,” LSA Youtube Channel, video interview, University of Michigan, September 2011.

Interview with Jennifer Kemp about Arabs and Muslims in the Media, “Political Perspectives,” KBOO Radio, Portland, Oregon, January 16, 2013. 

RECLAIMING IDENTITY: DISMANTLING ARAB STEREOTYPES

Orientalism, exoticism and the exaggerated perception of the Middle East

The power of stereotypes

The ways popular culture participates in stereotyping or in creating an “Other”

Representations of Arab Women

Representations of Arab Men

History of representations of the Middle East in U.S. popular culture