Born in 1989, Ghiwa Sayegh is an anarcha-feminist, activist, researcher, writer, editor, and publisher based in Beirut, Lebanon. She has been involved in queer and feminist spaces since 2009. She is completing a Master’s degree in English Literature at the American University of Beirut, and her research interests revolve around intersectional feminist and queer theories, Marxism, gender and sexuality in the MENA region, post-colonialism and Orientalism, and history from the peripheries. Ghiwa is the founder and editor in chief of Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research, a multilingual, open access, and peer reviewed journal that aims to respond to the cultural and Orientalist hegemonies of research around gender and sexuality from within the Middle East, South East Asia and North Africa regions. She serves on the advisory committee of Frida ǀ The Young Feminist Fund as a Middle East and North Africa region advisor.
Organization: Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research