Salma Amer

Research Assistant

I'm a visual storyteller, yoga and meditation teacher, and singer. I've attended the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University on a full scholarship for my MS degree in 2014. This opportunity came after covering Egypt via TV production, documentary films and investigative journalism during the Arab Spring. During my 10-year career, I found myself unexpectedly enjoying the journey of teaching on two fronts: (1) Teaching academically at the Journalism and Mass Communication department as an Adjunct Faculty member at the American University in Cairo. (2) Supporting individuals/communities hone their power through the techniques of yoga and meditation. I find SFU’s interdisciplinary Communications division a nurturing home for my proposed research study. My research looks into how the engagement of people with multi-sensory and embodiment practices tackles trauma and socio-political reform in the Middle East. When I’m not being a nerd, I naturally drift into storytelling, music, yoga, poetry and dance.