MA Candidate - Social Anthropology, Trauma Theory and Apophatic Thought
Assia works in fields ranging from live art to anthropology and cinema. She graduated from the London School of Economics in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Social Anthropology. While there, she met anthropologist David Graeber with whom she co-wrote her first book, Anarchy in a Manner of Speaking (Diaphanes, 2020), based on conversations between Graeber, Nika Dubrovsky, and Mehdi Belhaj Kacem. She works as an interpreter in documentary film festivals and has produced several short documentaries in Palestine, Israel, Egypt, and Lebanon. She was awarded the Gallatin Dean’s Scholarship in 2021 and has begun research on apophatic discourse, trauma theory and the ontology of image-making.