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News Item Kaleidoscope Podcast: “She Who Tells A Story”: On The Work of 12 Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

What stories are we told about women from Iran and the Arab world? What stories are missing? How does art bridge that gap? “She Who Tells A Story” is a powerful exhibition showcasing the work of 12 women photographers from Iran and the Arab world, most recently at the Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University. Hear the reactions of one visitor through a conversation with Rania Matar and Tanya Habjouqa, two of the artists, and coordinating curator Colleen Stockmann, on the latest episode of Kaleidoscope. Listen here.

News Item Kaleidoscope Podcast: Reflections on Sudan

Stanford graduate student Nisrin Elamin discusses her fieldwork in Sudan and the reaction to investments in Sudan coming from Muslim-majority countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Nisrin is Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology at Stanford and a recipient of the 2014 Abbasi Program Student Grant for the Study of Islam and Muslim Societies. Listen Nisrin’s Kaleidoscope interview here.