Painting Your “Unconscious” Voice : A Look Through a Researcher’s Art Book

I am not a painter. I am not a photographer either. However, the PhD research experience was so intense for me that I had to find a way of getting out all the thoughts, feelings and stress of writing a PhD on Higher Education (HE) in the Gaza Strip. Painting was one of the things I enjoyed when I was very little. For years it disappeared from my life as my voice became silenced, witnessing and listening to narratives of oppression on a daily basis, of which I was a part. In this art book, I share some of the sketches I produced through the process of researching HE under occupation in Gaza.

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