Aida Bardissi is a high school history teacher based in New York City. She is an MSc graduate from the London School of Economics, where she has been awarded a degree in Sociology with Distinction. Aida researches Egyptian film of the mid-twentieth century and its concerted national project(s), with specialisation in race, indigeneity, & constructed nationhood. Her work has been featured or is forthcoming in Mizna, Bahr Magazine, VIBE Magazine, DEAR Journal, and The Hellebore. She speaks four languages but dreams in one. You can find her on Instagram @masreyamrekaneya and on Twitter @aidabardissi.