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Lucy El-Sherif

Lucy El-Sherif is an Egyptian Muslim immigrant, mother and scholar. She is an assistant professor in the global peace and social justice and the gender and social justice programs at McMaster University.

El-Sherif’s academic work focuses on Arab and Muslim youth subjectivity on Turtle Island through Palestinian dabke (Shami folk dancing). Through dance, she examines how social citizenship is learned, embodied and challenged in racialized diasporic and transnational communities. Her research asks what it means to dance a relationship to one stolen land, Palestine, on another stolen land, Haudenosaunee territory.

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