Rayya El Zein is a Visiting Assistant Professor Anthropology at Wesleyan University. She is a cultural ethnographer and scholar of performance and media in the Middle East and its diasporas. Her multi-sited research focuses on the embodied aesthetics of live performances and activist practices, exploring the cultural politics of contemporary media. Her work rethinks representations of Arab and Muslim youth and proposes different models of subjectivity and agency attuned lived experience in the contemporary Middle East. Her first book manuscript is a meditation on yearning as a political condition, explored through developments in experimental Arabic rap and hip hop

To Have Many Returns: Loss in the Presence of Others

Rayya El Zein

Volume 4Article 4

To Have Many Returns: Loss in the Presence of Others

Rayya El Zein

Volume 4Article 4 Download

To Have Many Returns: Loss in the Presence of Others

Rayya El Zein
Volume 4/Article 4 Download
Rayya El Zein is a Visiting Assistant Professor Anthropology at Wesleyan University. She is a cultural ethnographer and scholar of performance and media in the Middle East and its diasporas. Her multi-sited research focuses on the embodied aesthetics of live performances and activist practices, exploring the cultural politics of contemporary media. Her work rethinks representations of Arab and Muslim youth and proposes different models of subjectivity and agency attuned lived experience in the contemporary Middle East. Her first book manuscript is a meditation on yearning as a political condition, explored through developments in experimental Arabic rap and hip hop