Leila Tayeb is Assistant Professor in Residence at Northwestern University in Qatar. She received her PhD in performance studies from Northwestern University and holds MAs in performance studies from New York University and international affairs from The New School. Prior to joining NU-Q, Tayeb held positions as Humanities Research Fellow for the Study of the Arab World at NYU Abu Dhabi and Stanford Taylor Postdoctoral Associate in Music and Islam in the Contemporary World at Cornell University. With a primary focus in performance and politics in contemporary Libya, Tayeb’s writing has appeared in Lateral, the Arab Studies Journal, and the Journal of North African Studies, among others. She is a founding co-editor of Lamma: A Journal of Libyan Studies.