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College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Seniors 2022

Digital Technology & Culture – Outstanding Senior 2022

Eman Ahmed

Jersey City, NJ

Degrees and Majors:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Digital Technology & Culture
  • Second major in Humanities, with concentrations in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Comparative Ethnic Studies; and Sociology

Clubs, Organizations, Leadership, Service

  • Community Organizer Volunteer, Food Not Bombs of the Palouse

Internships and Employment

  • Teaching Assistant, Psychology
  • Digital Archivist, WSU Libraries Kimble Center
  • Social Justice Peer Educator, WSU Office of Outreach and Education
  • Learning Assistant, DTC 101
  • Budtender + Resident Artist, Floyd’s Cannabis Co.
  • Creative Director + Videographer, WSU Luxe Fashion Magazine

Honored Faculty and Mentors

  • Dr. June Sanders, Digital Technology & Culture
  • Dr. Jacob Riddle, Digital Technology & Culture
  • Dr. Angelica Becerra, Digital Technology & Culture
  • Dr. Nishant Shahani, English
  • Dr. Robert Eddy, English

Faculty Comments

“Eman is an accomplished artist, a high achieving student, a community activist, a social justice peer mentor, and an invaluable teaching assistant. They represent the unique combination of social justice and digital creativity that are central to the Digital Technology and Culture Program. Eman’s creative work, contributions, and visions of the world exemplify the mission, vision, and goals of the DTC program by creating work that is critical, contemporary, poignant, and reflective of a work yet to be.

“What stood out to me the most though, is Eman’s recent presentation for the WSU 2021 Inqueery Conference based around Queer Abolition. Their talk titled ‘Pursuing Prison Abolition through Queer Palestinian Liberation’ was by far one of the most insightful, critical, and visionary presentations I’ve seen from an undergraduate student. Their blend of theory, creativity, and community development morph into a hard hitting and effective pedagogy that we are lucky to witness and foster.” –Dr. June Sanders

Personal Statement

Eman Ahmed (she/they) is a queer, Egyptian-American, Muslim undergraduate student/educator, activist, writer, and interdisciplinary artist at Washington State University. They have specific interests in rhetoric, audio, video, and visual design as vessels of unlearning and empowerment. Eman is inspired by radical praxis of love and community to center the full humanity of intersectional, marginalized identity narratives in storytelling.

Future Plans

Eman wishes to expand their portfolio and find work with a social justice-oriented, queer, and/or BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) creative collective as a filmmaker or designer.