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Our Shared Heaven

On March 2, 2021, Saba presented her project Our Shared Heaven ( poetry, and photography) at 

Brown Bag Diversity Meeting at UCU part of the course Postcolonial interventions. She reflected on her displacement journey that started in 2015. The collection examines the interplay of power relations through social mobility issues of state borders, exile, and displacement. The discussion was moderated by Dr.Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken.


Graduation Ceremony

In January 2021, Saba celebrated her Graduation Ceremony with a Master of Art in Gender Studies. During her master's, Saba's research focused on alternative pedagogies and artistic research practices to promote social and political change. She enhanced her knowledge by working and deducting her research at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, a base for art, theory, and social action where she worked closely with artists, scholars, and other cultural practitioners. In her thesis, she used creative writing as a methodology and analytical method. She focused on the multilayered waves of the social and political violence that marginalized women are exposed to. MA Thesis:  Stranded. Feminist Intersectional Politics of Death, August 2020.


Identity and Transitional Justice

In October 2020, Saba presented a paper on the significance of writing and documenting the stories of war at the first intellectual conference of Alekleel Club in Istanbul.


Sur. 501 años cabeza abajo. Realizado por “Proyecto Sur”, República Dominicana, febrero, 1993.

Guest Lecturer: Radboud University

In August 2019, Saba had a conversation with Professor Olivier Kramsch and coordinators of the Postcolonial and Decolonial Encounters course Kolar Aparna and Merlin Escorza about her work Stranded in relation to border thinking and temporalities.

In October 2020, Saba had a conversation with the students enrolled in the course  Postcolonial and Decolonial Encounters who wrote reflective essays on her work Stranded along with the course coordinators and other practitioners where they also gave feedback on the students' presentations on their research/art work.


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Rosi Braidotti’s Summer School 2020

In August 2020, Saba participated in the intensive course of  Rosi Braidotti’s Summer School 2020 Posthuman Convergences along with researchers from all over the world.

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Rosanna Fund for Women Fellowship 2020

On International Women's Day 2020, Saba received an Honorable Mention Award from Rosanna Fund for women 2020 The goal of the Rosanna Fund is stimulating the academic education of talented women at Utrecht University


Transitional Justice and Nation Building

On the 7th of March, 2020, Saba moderated the third session Post-war priorities, namely transitional justice as an entry point for ending the conflict and reconstruction at the conference organized by the foundation of Nobel Laureate Tawakkol Karman in Istanbul, under the title of "Post-War Yemen..A forward-Looking Vision" where a number of Yemeni, Arab, and foreign intellectuals, researchers and activists participated.


ROL Grant

In July 2019  Saba received Recht Op Leren grant from Utrecht University Fund. The grant is meant to help her financially during her higher education as a master's student.


Identity and education workshop. Photo by Robert Oosterbroek.

Journeys into Identity - Utrecht University

On 21 June 2019, Saba moderated the Identity and education Workshop at InclUUsion's third annual conference Journeys into Identity at Utrecht University. The workshop tackled the interplay between identity and education. Saba along with other Incluusion members organized the conference and her main contribution was to this workshop. Utrecht University’s Incluusion is aimed at students with refugee backgrounds who are currently 'on hold' in emergency shelters, refugee centers, or in their new houses.


Arabs of the Future

On 16-17 March 2019, Saba participated as a writer and Arab Spring activist to write a new and more inclusive narrative for an equal future at the international conference  "Arabs of the future ... from a nation of subjects to a nation of citizens." The conference was organized by the Arab Council lead by the Ex-president of Tunisia Moncef Marzouki in Istanbul. Saba participated along with other writers, academics, politicians, and intellectuals.


The Forgotten War

In May 2018, Saba performed some of her poems and talked about women who keep life going on in the middle of the war. The event was organized by Amnesty International Students Group  and Djembe Utrecht.


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