Beshara Kehdi

Beshara Kehdi

beshara kehdi

Position Title
CST PhD Candidate

  • Cultural Studies Graduate Group

Research Interests: Arab-American histories; social movements; Afro-Arab trajectories; comparative slaveries; Orientalism; race and whiteness; language and identity; diasporic formations; political conservatism; post-modern youth studies; community based youth-led programming and education; liberation pedagogies; acculturation and family conflicts; theatre/poetry/arts for social change; digital storytelling and critical media literacies; podcasting; dabke, dance, and folkloric tradition making

Fellowships, grants, & awards:

  • American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee's Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship Awards, 2017
  • Katheryn Davis Fellow for Peace, 2015
  • University of Oregon's Office of Multicultural and Academic Support Diversity Excellence Scholarship (2007-2012)


  • City College of San Francisco- Audio and Video for the Web Certificate, January 2017
  • Middlebury Language Schools- Summer Intensive Arabic Program, June-August 2015
  • Department of Children, Youth & Their Families, San Francisco, CA - “Youth on Fire Cohort” for Youth Educators Certification, August 2013-June 2014
  • B.A. University of Oregon, Eugene OR- History and Comparative Literature, Minors: Political Science and Religious Studies, May 2012
  • Oxford Seminars, Eugene, OR- TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification, May 2012


Professional Associations:

  • Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California February 2016-Present