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Lucy El-Sherif

Dr. Lucy El-Sherif is an Egyptian Muslim immigrant, mother and scholar, focusing 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. Dr. El-Sherif is an Assistant Professor in the Global Peace & Social Justice and the Gender & Social Justice programs at McMaster University.