Leila Tayeb

Leila Tayeb is a Humanities Research Fellow for the Study of the Arab World at NYU Abu Dhabi. She earned her PhD in Performance Studies from Northwestern University in 2018. Tayeb’s work uses performance ethnography and popular archives to explore the politics of cultural performance and the performativity of political life in and beyond Libya. Her in-progress book project, Producing Authority in Post-Gaddafi Libya: Sound, Space, and Performativity, explores how sound practices in Libyan daily life became sites of political contestation during the years after 2011.