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.
Department of Geography
- Nieuwenhuis, Marijn, Nassar, Aya & Leach, Carol (2019). Spon End: A Local Guide. Independent Publishing Network.
- Nassar, Aya (2020). Endurance in the city victorious (Book review forum: Improvised Lives: Rhythms of Endurance in an Urban South). Dialogues in Human Geography 10(1): 78-80.
- Perlin, Jenny, Nieuwenhuis, Marijn & Nassar, Aya (2019). Feeling (y)our way in the dark: An interview with Jenny Perlin. Emotion, Space and Society 33: 100596.
- Nassar, Aya (2019). Staging the State: Commemoration, Urban Space and the National Symbolic Order in 1970s Cairo. Middle East Critique 28(3): 321.
- Nieuwenhuis, Marijn & Nassar, Aya (2018). Dust: perfect circularity. Cultural Geographies 25(3): 501-507.
- Nassar, Aya (2018). Where the dust settles: fieldwork, subjectivity and materiality in Cairo. Contemporary Social Science 13(3-4): 412.
Other (Digital/Visual Media)
- Nieuwenhuis, Marijn & Nassar,Aya (2018). (Porous cities: Coventry through 1O Holes). (4).
- (2017). To Walk the World: Reflections on Not Attending the International Studies Association Convention.