I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto.
My work focuses on the question of how our technological use transform meaning and experience, especially on an intimate level. I explore this question by looking at how gay dating technologies in Lebanon, and the greater Middle East, effect new forms of queerness and culture as ideas, images, and queer meanings that travel between the global/online queer spaces and local/offline worlds. Ultimately, I am tying to build a theory of information for the digital age that attempts to explain how intimate desires, feelings, and experiences are moved and shaped by the quick circulations of information through networks of people, devices, and data.
I have worked as a program evaluation and applied social research consultant, focus primarily on qualitative research.
I have over 5 years experience with planning and conducting focus group, interviews, surveys, literature reviews, and document reviews. I have contributed to over 15 evaluation and research projects.
My graduate research was funded by My work has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Ontario Graduate Scholarship, The Sexual Diversity Studies program, University of Toronto, and the Lorna Marshall Doctoral Fellowship in Social and Cultural Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto