Deena Douara

Deena Douara
December 31
I write, I travel, I take photos, and I find many things odd. Stop by and check out my photography site:

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Post-revolution graffitti around Tahrir square 

I think, perhaps, amid all the emotion, one can make a calculated decision on where to stand on the violence in Egypt.

I understand both arguments.

Security forces are massacring mostly peaceful demonstrators with impunity, ushering in the type of force we sought… Read full post »

The most exciting part of any elementary school research project was the part where I looked things up in the Encyclopaedia Britannica.  I could never resist skimming over a few passages before getting to an exhaustive list of my country's imports and exports.

While the books are traditionally… Read full post »

This was first published on the cover of Huffington Post (with a different title)...  

I went to the dentist’s the other day only to be confronted with light-hearted anti-American rhetoric. Apparently the technician’s sister had gotten “dumber” since moving… Read full post »

[Published in Huffington Post]:

There really needs to be more research into Facebook personality types. So far, we’re told that excessive users may have lower university marks, narcisissm, and/or low self-esteem. Academics are neglecting some significant opportunities though.Read full post »

FEBRUARY 23, 2012 12:08AM

Tale of an unemployed Renaissance woman

By Deena Douara

I have not floated aimlessly. I have floated purposefully. Which, admittedly, looks exactly the same and feels only slightly better.

I have three degrees from top universities, exemplary recommendations, and a breadth of experience. My GRE scores (unused) are nearly perfect and I am… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 19, 2011 6:26PM

What Lowe’s pull-out of All-American Muslim really means


A child dressed as the Pretty Woman prostitute on Toddlers & Tiaras becomes a puff story with under 200,000 YouTube hits.  Normal Muslims on TV cause a national frenzy. The Lowe’s story is clearly much bigger than Lowe’s. 

Lowe’s home improvem… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
NOVEMBER 27, 2011 2:31AM

Democracy from Abroad: Voting for Egypt from Canada

Warning: the following should not perhaps be read as fact but as aRead full post »

Throughout my youth, I never actually had MTV. The rare time I had access to cable at a friend’s house though I’d seek out MTV’s The Real World, the original reality show. As soon as I started imagining myself on the show I would unimagine it almost immediately. As a Muslim,… Read full post »