A superiour guide to performing an academic self

In this satirical performance Mona Abdel-Fadil asks what it really takes to become a successful academic. Through a gallery of professors with enticing names such as Nicholas Nostalgie and Hara S. Mint Ford, we gain insight into how one best can cope with the increasing demands for gender equality and diversity in academia, and the world at large. 

Charicature portrait of Mona Abdel-Fadil

Illustration: Øyvind Westgaard

About the performance

Mona Abdel-Fadil is a British-born Egyptian-Norwegian writer, academic, and performer. Mona dabbles in genre-bending types of artistic expression, but her true love is comedy. She performs comedy improv on a regular basis and writes for both tears and laughs. In 2020, ASAP (Johns Hopkins University Press) published her satirical essay, «A Superiour Guide to Performing An Academic Self». There she asks what it really takes to become a successful academic. Through a gallery of professors with enticing names such as Nicholas Nostalgie and Hara S. Mint Ford, we gain insight into how one best can cope with the increasing demands for gender equality and diversity in academia, and the world at large.

Mona Abdel-Fadil will be giving an improvised satirical performance and reading in character from "A Superiour Guide to Performing An Academic Self" on October 21st. 

This performance features a Q & A session where the humble audience may ask this esteemed fountain of academic knowledge to unravel whichever secrets of the academy that they wish to learn more about. The unbridled wisdom to be departed in this Q & A session will be a once in a lifetime interactive (and improvised) experience for everyone present.

Organiser

Faculty of Educational Sciences

Published Sep. 14, 2022 11:21 AM - Last modified Sep. 14, 2022 2:17 PM