Dr. Shahd Alshammari is a Kuwaiti-Palestinian author, academic and researcher of illness narratives and disability studies. She graduated with a PhD from the University of Kent and is an Assistant Professor of English Literature at the Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait.
Dr Alshammari’s work is focused on addressing disability and gender in the Gulf region, evident in her body of work which includes Notes on the Flesh and The Secret of 50/50. Her writing has appeared in international journals, both academic and literary. She has done numerous interviews explaining Disability Studies in the Gulf region, illness narratives, and the necessity of writing. She also has a narrative therapy certificate and is invested in narrating the body and pain.
Her most recent work is Head Above Water, a personal memoir on Dr Alshammari’s experience with Multiple Sclerosis and society's stigmatization of disabled bodies.
Events for Shahd Alshammari
Mirrors & Doors in Publishing: Jessica Smith, Sadia Anwar & Shahd Alshammari
Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 15:00-15:50Venue: 6th Floor Emirates Library, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 34
AED 60Inclusion in publishing is a topic that has been much discussed yet rarely acted... Read More
Shahd Al Shammari: How Literature Saved My Life
Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 13:30-14:30Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 10, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 240
AED 60What would it be like to fall asleep one night, and wake up the next morning wit... Read More
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