Sinine Nakhle

Sinine Nakhle (he/they) is a cartoon artist, storyteller, and researcher whose work lies at the intersection of bodies, digital platforms, and protest movements. His stories around sex and gender in the city of Beirut have been featured on Netflix and numerous other literary outlets, including the peer-reviewed academic journal, Feminist Formations, and the Flemish literary magazine, nY. His autobiographical writings and illustrated reflections around embodiment, death, and the carceral state have been published in volumes alongside contributions by Jasbir Puar and Fred Moten.

In 2018, Sinine created Beirut By Dyke, a web-comic series featuring short stories about being queer in Beirut. His multi-media page, which tackles intersectional topics around gender, sexuality, and mental health, is taught as a case study of visual ethnography at the American University of Beirut, Leiden University, SOAS University of London, the University of Chicago, and the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Sinine is a lecturer of Global Digital Cultures at the University of Amsterdam, where he is also pursuing his NWO-funded Ph.D. on embodiment and the aesthetic activist practices of the 2019 protest movement in Lebanon.