Library Circles: Rumaitha Alshehhi

Library Circles feature research, talks and experimental interventions by UAE practitioners in the Jameel Library and Jameel Arts Centre. The programme explores alternative research methodologies and representations with a focus on ‘thinking in public’.

In this iteration, Rumaitha Alshehhi discusses her research on the formation of both citizenship and statelessness, as well as the porous boundary separating them. Her research proceeds from the understanding that statelessness is a global problem that materializes in the daily realities of school, work, friendships and in the intimacy of home. Rumaitha also addresses the constant questioning of one’s origin(s), belonging(s), and their interplay with identification documents.

Leading up to the Jameel Library, is an in progress presentation of Rumaitha’s research, focusing on relationships and links between text and knowledge production on this particular topic.

Rumaitha Alshehhi

Rumaitha Alshehhi is a researcher from Ras Al Khaimah who is interested in understanding the daily realities of statelessness. She studies statelessness through critical ethnography – a research method with the potential of expanding the horizon of citizenship and collective imagination to construct a world otherwise.

This talk will be conducted in Arabic.

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