Clara El-Akiki

I am Clara, a 4th Year Arabic and Islamic Studies student. I am deeply interested in languages and the social sciences, with a specific focus on the South West Asia and North Africa (SWANA) region. The questions that shape my work are grounded in resisting established norms of knowledge production.  This year, I am involved in ‘The Roots Resistance, a project seeking to challenge the established norm of information absorption and distribution at the University of Exeter and beyond. In creating a platform for BIPOC creatives at Exeter and financially compensating their efforts, The Roots Resistance aims to forge a space for present and future BIPOC talents, hoping to create a community invested in ensuring the sites of knowledge production are accessible and available for all.

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