Liberate Your Research: An Interdisciplinary Research Workshop with Professor Nadine Naber

This half-day workshop and networking luncheon will foster strategies for overcoming barriers to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research; naming and claiming one's core beliefs, politics and ideas; and affirming a set of liberated theories and methodologies.


  • Altgeld Hall 315 – Board of Trustees Room.


  • 8:45 a.m. –  Coffee and Check-in.
  • 9 a.m. – noon – Workshop.
  • Noon to 1 p.m. – Lunch.

This event is designed for graduate students and faculty who engage in interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research, are underrepresented within their discipline, and/or who conduct research related to diversity and social justice themes. This three-hour workshop will address the anxieties many academics face, such as overwhelm and imposter syndrome, that disrupt our research and writing possibilities. During this hands-on event, participants will workshop short assignments and activities related to their own research and writing. This workshop will serve academics at all levels and ranks. Following the workshop, participants are invited to attend a networking luncheon.  

Workshop leader Professor Nadine Naber is a public scholar, activist, author and educator from Al-Salt, Jordan, and the Bay Area of California. She is a professor at the University of Illinois in the Gender and Women’s Studies, and Global Asian Studies Programs. Professor Naber is the author/co-author of five books; an expert author for the United Nations; co-founder of the organization Mamas Activating Movements for Abolition and Solidarity; co-author of the forthcoming book "Pedagogies of the Radical Mother," and founder of programs such as the Arab and Muslim American Studies Program at the University of Michigan, and the Arab Cultural Center at the University of Illinois. Professor Naber is a recipient of the American Studies Association Carl Bode-Norman Holmes Pearson Lifetime Achievement Prize and the YMCA’s Y-Women’s Leadership Award.

Seats are limited. Register by Feb. 7 at

Friday, February 17, 2023 at 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Altgeld Hall, 315
595 College Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115