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Laila Farah

Courses Taught

  • WGS 200 Women's Studies in Transnational Contexts
  • WGS 290 Gender & Performance
  • WGS 307 Women in the Middle East
  • WGS 324 Women in Theatre
  • WGS 336 Women and Film
  • ISP 100 Women in Chicago Theatre
  • ISP 200 Immigrants or "Alien Others?"

Areas of Interest

  • Performance as Political and Social Resistance
  • Cultural Identification and Personal Narratives
  • Transnational Feminist Organizing
  • Cultural Constructions and Re-constructions
  • Gender and Identity

Major Publications

  • "Dancing on the Hyphen: Performing Diasporic Subjectivity", in Modern Drama
  • "Shaping the World with Our Hands", in "Voices Made Flesh: Performing Women's Autobiography", Miller and Taylor, eds. University of WisconsinPress, 2003.
  • "Marking Cultural Membership", in "Women in Language"
  • "Living in the Hyphen-Nation", in "Talking Back and Acting Out: Women Negotiating the Media Across Cultures", Jackson and Russo, eds. Peter Lang, 2001
  • "Nawal el-Saadawi," Feminist Encyclopedia Lorraine Code, ed. Routledge, 1999

Selected Listing of Performances and One-person Shows

"Living in the Hyphen-Nation" has been performed in various incarnations at the following universities and spaces [selected listing]:
  • Hofstra University , Hempstead , New York
  • Lebanese American University
  • National Women's Studies Association Conference
  • University of Iowa
  • New York University
  • University of Texas , Austin
  • University of Illinois : Urbana-Champaign
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Connecticut College
  • DePaul University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Wesleyan University
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Women in Theatre Conference
  • Guild Complex-Chicago
  • Public Square

"Shaping the World with Our Hands" has been performed at the following universities and spaces [selected listing]:

  • Hamilton College
  • Brandeis University
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Dartmouth
  • SUNY-Potsdam