Dr Aya Nassar
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I am interested in elemental geography, the materiality of cities, memory, infrastructure, fragments of space and storytelling the politics of the postcolony. More recently, these interests revolve around geopoetics, aesthetics, ruination and attachements to postcolonial sovereignty.
I hold a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick. So far, my research has focused primarily on Cairo and, sometimes, Coventry. Methodologically, I work with archives, and I am interested in the city as archive as well living with incomplete and truncated research. I am also interested in autoethnography, narrative writing and storytelling.
- 1: Nassar, Aya Staging the State: Commemoration, Urban Space and the National Symbolic Order in 1970s Cairo. Middle East Critique. 2019;28:321.
- 2: Nassar, Aya Where the dust settles: fieldwork, subjectivity and materiality in Cairo. Contemporary Social Science. 2018;13:412.
- 3: Nieuwenhuis, Marijn, Nassar, Aya & Leach, Carol Spon End: A Local Guide. Independent Publishing Network; 2019.
- 4: Perlin, Jenny, Nieuwenhuis, Marijn & Nassar, Aya Feeling (y)our way in the dark: An interview with Jenny Perlin. Emotion, Space and Society. 2019;33:100596.
- 5: Nieuwenhuis, Marijn & Nassar, Aya Dust: perfect circularity. Cultural Geographies. 2018;25:501-507.
- 6: To Walk the World: Reflections on Not Attending the International Studies Association Convention. 2017.
- 7: Nieuwenhuis, Marijn & Nassar,Aya (Porous cities: Coventry through 1O Holes). 2018.