Sinine Nakhle

Sinine Nakhle is a researcher, storyteller, and illustrator. In 2018, they created Beirut By Dyke, a web-comic series featuring short stories about being queer in Beirut.

Their multi-media page, which tackles intersectional topics around gender, sexuality, and mental health, grew from a small autobiographical project edited on Paint, to a case study of visual activism taught in media and gender courses at the American University of Beirut, Leiden University, SOAS University of London, the University of Chicago, and the University of Pennsylvania. Sinine wrote their second MA thesis at Leiden University, entitled “The Platformization of Queer Solidarity: Re-defining Space in Post-Protest Lebanon”. The project was inspired by their comics in part and received the 3rd-place LOVA Marjan Rens MA Thesis Award. Currently, Sinine is pursuing their Ph.D. at the University of Amsterdam, where they are tracing the embodied shift from urban to digital activism in contemporary Beirut.”