Maryam Muayad

Research Consultant

Areas of Specialisation
Qualitative research
Arabic/Kurdish Translation
Illustration

Contexts of Work
Iraq

Themes
Humanitarian Assistance
Financial Aid
Education

Other Roles
Engineering Teacher Assistant
Civilisation Courses Tutor
Translation Consultant

“I believe that art can describe things more than words do”

I was born in Baghdad-Iraq, raised in Amman-Jordan, and currently living in Kurdistan- Iraq. Despite the fact that I and my family are not permanently settled in one place due to various reasons that include war and family issues, this unsettlement had its positive impact on me. I had the chance to meet and live with new people from different cultures and backgrounds. This made me accept others more and discover my own biases. Since I was interested in knowing more about the culture of different people, I decided to join Kashkul which is a research, preservation, and translation collaborative composed of students, emerging and established scholars based at my university, AUIS. I am currently a translation consultant there and I am part of “Mosul Lives” project which conducts extensive interviews that give a picture of the daily life in Mosul. Through Mosul Lives, I had the chance to know more about this city and its people since Mosul is a very diverse city. Through the last two years, I understood that art, which I am very interested in, is infinite and can take many shapes. Through studying my major, Civil Engineering, I was able to know how art can be implemented in buildings and through my experience in Kashkul, I understood how the culture is the art of people.