Sahar Ullah

Posted on Monday, February 10th, 2014 at 3:00 am

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Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah is a PhD Candidate in Arabic and Comparative Literature from the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. Her interests include post-classical Arabic poetics as well as representations of Muslims in early modern European literature and theater. Sahar completed her BA at the University of Miami majoring in English Literature, Religious Studies and Political Science. She completed her MA at the University of Chicago in Middle Eastern Studies and then studied Arabic and Islamic Studies in Cairo for two years as a CASA Fellow.

Sahar is also the co-Founder and Creative Director of the Hijabi Monologues theater project and a script consultant for its international sister-productions, including Hijabi Monologues Ireland and Hijabi Monologues Indonesia.  Through local story contests and workshops, selected local stories are weaved into the core set of Hijabi Monologues, giving shows a local touch. The Hijabi Monologues has been staged for thousands at universities, community centers, and theaters including the John F. Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage in DC, Ottawa Arts Court and the Peacock Theatre in Dublin.  For more information, visit www.hijabimonologues.com and/or follow @hijabimonologue.

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