Nama Khalil received their BFA in photography from Cleveland Institute of Art, and their PhD from the University of Michigan in sociocultural Anthropology. Their scholarly work focuses on media anthropology, politics and aesthetics, and expressive culture. They work with young people in Egypt, as well as with Muslim and Arab Americans in the United States. Their research, teaching, and art practice are motivated by the power of storytelling. At CCAD, they teach a Cultural Ethnography course and an Anthropology of Media course. You can check out some of their work here: namakhalil.com.