Whistledown Productions, UK
Freelance Audio Producer, 2019 – Present
Research and produce original content for radio and podcasts productions including BBC Radio 4 and Spotify.

Wissam: an iraqi story
Videographer, 2019 – Present
A documentary which follows the stories of Iraq’s disappeared people, and their families’ tireless work for justice and accountability.

Bare Lit Festival, UK
Co-Founder/Director, 2016 – Present
Direct, programme and present annual festival in London celebrating emerging and established writers of colour

Skin Deep Magazine, UK
Staff Writer/Editor, 2016 – 2019
Write, edit and produce video content for digital magazine focusing on issues around race and culture

The Mosaic Rooms, UK
Programme Manager & Video Content Producer, 2015 – 2019
Work with the exhibitions team to research, plan, curate and deliver an innovative programme of public and local community events; produce digital video content in-house

Media Diversified, UK
Staff Writer/Editor, 2015 – 2016
Write and edit content for digital magazine focusing on politics and culture

Qatar Foundation Radio, Qatar
Radio Broadcast Assistant, 2014 – 2015
Assist in broadcast and running of radio station

Muftah, US
Assistant Editor, 2014 – 2015
Write and edit content for magazine focusing on Middle East/North Africa, for online publication

Collective for Research and Training Development, Lebanon
Youth Campaigns Assistant, 2012
Assist in management and running of campaign targeting youth from refugee/migrant backgrounds

 

Education

Goldsmiths College, University of London. 2013 – 2014
MA, Postcolonial Studies, Distinction

Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2009 – 2013
BA (Hons) International Politics, First Class

 

Languages

English, Arabic, German, Spanish, Kurdish

 

Selected Works

BBC Radio 4: My Name Is…Samayya, 2020
How safe are our mosques?, producer

BBC Sounds: Mortem, 2020
An ethical true crime show with Mortician Carla Valentine, assistant producer

Stance Podcast, 2019
Ep32: with singer Amber Mark and author Saidiya Hartman, guest producer

We Need To Talk About, 2019
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, researcher

The Agency, 2019
Zafir Ahmad: Streets Got Talent, videographer

The Mosaic Rooms, 2018
Mariam Elnozahy at The Mosaic Rooms, videographer

Skin Deep, 2018
Another Day In Baghdad, videographer

Wasafiri, 2017
Review: Tiger and Clay – Syria Fragments, author

Bare Lit Anthology (Brain Mill Press), 2017
Foreword

Media Diversified, 2017
Where are the Arab Intellectuals? and other obsessions that won’t die, editor
Why science fiction matters to life in the postcolony, editor

Dazed, 2017
Why are there still so few opportunities for POC writers?, author

Muftah, 2017
In conversation with Mohammed Al Kouh, author
Arab Youth Have Little Faith in Democracy & Arab Leaders Are to Blame, author
Review: “Return to Homs”, author

Tasa’ol, 2014
Love and Home Elsewhere, author

New Inquiry, 2014
Baghdad Utopia, author