Fatimah Asghar

I just recently graduated from Brown with a dual degree in International Relations and Africana Studies. Right now I am on a Fulbright grant in Bosnia & Herzegovina studying political performance and social change. My project focuses on how theater and artistic performance can often provide an alternative discourse to politics and how political theater and political art can be used to reconstruct ideas of personhood and community in the face of adversity that stems from a history of ethnic based violence. In addition to researching theater here, I hope to create a lasting Spoken Word community here .

Prior to being in Bosnia I spent a semester studying Arabic and International Relations in Jordan. During my time at Brown I also conducted a research project on political theater in Rwanda through the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship.

DISCLAIMER: In no way do my opinions or ideas reflect the US Government or the Fulbright organization.