EDUCATION

Expected 2020 · MA Modern Middle Eastern & North African Studies | University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
2018 · Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Graduate Fellow

2015 · BFA Theatre Arts · BA Arabic Studies | DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
2012 · Theatre Studies Merit Scholarship
2011 · Theatre Studies Talent Scholarship

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS
· Illustrator: The Specimen’s Apology (By George Abraham) - Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019
· The Opening - Tosh Fesh, December 2017
· Baddawi - Just World Books, April 2015. (Korean: Hudd Books, Seoul, 2016; Arabic: Kalimat Group, Sharjah, 2017; French: Steinkis Editions, Paris, 2018.)

COMICS & ILLUSTRATED EDITORIALS
· Border Diary – The Believer Magazine, Aug 2018
· We asked 11 artists from around the world to make cartoons about resistance – The FADER, May/June 2017: The Diaspora Issue (available in print and online)
· Same old, same old: Palestinian-Americans on the meaning of Donald Trump's Presidency – Harper's, April 2017
· Hisham and Mounis: from besieged Gaza to US immigration jail – The Electronic Intifada, Feb 2016
· Smuggling books across the border: PalFest 2015 – The Electronic Intifada, June 2015
· The Illustrated PEN: Excerpts from Baddawi – PEN America, Apr 2015
· Excerpt from BDS: What it is, why it matters - One of My Kind (OOMK) Zine Issue 2: Print. Autumn 2013.
· Excerpts from Baddawi - World War 3 Illustrated, #44 The Other Issue, Feb 2013 

WRITING
· Banksy's hotel undermines Palestinian efforts to narrate their own history – Muftah, March 2017
· "Beyond Ritual and Recitation" - Being Palestinian: Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora, Edinburgh University Press, January 2016
· Freedom and Imagery: A discussion on Charlie Hebdo – Red Wedge Magazine, Feb 2015

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 · Art of Leila Abdelrazaq - West Shore Community College, Scottville, MI
2018 · Justice and Return: Art and Comics of Leila Abdelrazaq - Rockford University, Rockford, IL
2016-17 · Drawing in the Diaspora: Comic Art & Graphic Novels by Leila Abdelrazaq - Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI 
2016 · Baddawi: Identities in Transit - APEX Gallery at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD

SELECT GROUP SHOWS
2018 · Young Artist of The Year Award Finalist Exhibition - A.M. Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, Palestine
2017 · Take Care of Your Self: A transcultural art event - We Are The Medium, Montreal, QC
2017 · Commonwealth: Water For All - The Queens Museum, New York, NY
2017 · Over the Rainbow: Babycastles x Art Palestine International - Babycastles, New York, NY
2016 · Arab Comics in the Curriculum: the AUB Libraries’ Collection - American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
2016 · Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics - House of Illustration, London, UK - Feb-May 2016

RESIDENCIES

2019 · Arab American National Museum Artist in Residence. Dearborn City Hall ArtSpace Lofts, Dearborn, MI
2018 · A.M. Qattan Young Artist of the Year Award Fianlist Residency. Fondazione Pistoletto, Citadellarte (UNIDEE), Biella, Italy

AWARDS & HONORS

2018 · Finalist: Young Artist of the Year Award (A.M. Qattan Foundation)
2018 · Best Museum Exhibits of 2017 (For “Drawing in the Diaspora” at the Arab American National Museum), Detroit Free Press
2015 · Shortlisted: Palestine Book Awards (For Baddawi)

SELECT SPEAKING

LECTURES
2018 · The Political Power of Biographical Comics. Glasgow Comic Con 9 Panels Industry Day, Glasgow, UK
2017 · Symposium on Comics, Culture, and Society. University of Illinois at Chicago Asian American Resource and Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
2016 · Cartoon Art Museum/California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2016 · Refugee Stories from the Middle East Seminar for K-12 Educators. New York University, New York, NY
2015 · Symposium on Arabic Comics. American University of Beirut, Beirut Lebanon
2015 · Arab Feminist Organizing: Art & Activism. Allied Media Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
2015 · Palestine Festival of Literature. Bethlehem University

PANELS
2018 · Panelist: Single-Author Storytelling. Glasgow Comic Con, Glasgow, UK
2017 · Moderator: Art Creates Change: Joe Sacco in Conversation with Leila Abdelrazaq. Ontario College of Art & Design (OCADU) in collaboration with the Toronto Palestine Film Festival. OCADU, Toronto, ON
2017 · Panelist: Hala Alyan & Leila Abdelrazaq. Palestine Festival of Literature in collaboration with the Toronto Palestine Film Festival. TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto, ON
2017 · Panelist: Comics as Resistance. Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE), Chicago, IL
2017 · Panelist: Breaking the Panel: Women of Color in Comics. Chicago Teen Lit Festival, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
2017 · Panelist: Self Publishing for Activism. The Logan Center at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2016 · Panelist: Permission Not Granted: Women of Color and the Politics of Zines. Chicago Zine Fest, Chicago, IL
2015 · Panelist: Palestine Book Awards Night With Shortlisted Authors. London, UK
2015 · Panelist: Arab American Women in Comics. Comique Con, Dearborn MI

WORKSHOPS
2017 · Invention and Iconoclasm: Arab American Nostalgia and its (Dis)Contents. DIWAN: A form for Arab Arts (MOVE Summit), Dearborn, MI
2016 · Comics & Zine Making Workshop. Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI)/Mizna Gathering 2016, Minneapolis, MN
2016 · Three-Day Comics Workshop. Palestine International Book Fair with The Tamer Institute, Ramallah, Palestine
2016 · Zine Making Workshop with Chicago Zine Fest. MCA Prime Time, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

TEACHING

2017 · Saturday Morning Zine Club, Spudnik Press
2016 · Saturday Morning Illustration Club, Spudnik Press
2015 · Saturday Morning Comix Club, Spudnik Press

COLLECTIONS

Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

AWARDS JURIED

2018 · Ignatz Awards
2017, 2018 · Palestine Youth Movement, Ghassan Kanafani Resistance Arts Scholarship
2017 · Leeway Foundation, Transformation Award

︎ ︎ ︎  All works (c) Leila Abdelrazaq, 2017