Nehal El-Hadi

I am a writer and researcher whose work explores the relationships between the body (racialised, gendered), place (urban, virtual), and technology (internet, health). As a scholar, my hybrid digital/material research methods are informed by my training and experience as a science and environmental journalist. I advocate for the responsible, accountable, and ethical treatment of user-generated content in the fields of journalism, planning, and healthcare. My writing has appeared in academic journals, general scholarship publications, literary magazines, and is forthcoming in several anthologies and edited collections. I am currently a Visiting Scholar at the City Institute at York University and sessional faculty at the Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough.

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Panel: Been Here So Long

Sunday April 8th, 2pm The Art Gallery of Peterborough Been Here So Long: In conversation with artists Fallon Simard, jes sachse, and Jessica Karuhanga; Moderated by Nehal El-Hadi The video of the panel can be found here. Been Here So Long is the first material collaboration between jes sachse and Fallon Simard. Separately, and here together, their work explores strategies for PTSD and continuance...

The Unknown and the Unknowable: A Conversation Between Artist Jessica Karuhanga and Writer Nehal El-Hadi

23 February 2018, 6-8PM Trinity Square Video In this conversation, Karuhanga and El-Hadi will explore the unknown as a site, and the unknowable as a particular experience for gendered Black bodies, and what this means for artistic production. This event is in support of the exhibition “Ineffable Blaze” which can be viewed and experienced at Trinity Square Video until March 3, 2018...

2017 Talks and Presentations

CONFERENCES November 2017 Panel convener and moderator: “‘My Definition is this’: Conversations on Canadian hip hop, identity, and place.” Eekwol, Motion, Michie Mee, Keysha Freshh, DTS, and DJ L’Oqenz. Canada 150: One hundred and fifty futures of hip hop in Canada, Drake Hotel, Toronto ON. October 2017 Presenter: “The Production of Presence.” The State of (In)Equality: Social Justice Under...

Logo Design: SCOPELab

I’m pleased to be a part of the development and launch of SCOPE, a creative and inventive health humanities learning lab developed by Dr. Andrea Charise at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. In addition, I designed SCOPE’s logo and brand mark, a welcomed opportunity to use my training in graphic design. I’m one of the graduate researchers: my current interests in the health humanities...

Nehal El-Hadi, writer & researcher.