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Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

Fall 2017


Ethics and Political Philosophy | Islamic World and Near East History | Oral History | Social History


Najah Abdulkader

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

Najah Abdelkader, Professor of Philosophy at San Diego City College and Southwestern College, share stories and memories from her homeland of Iraq and her experiences of adapting to her new life in the US. This oral history conversation is part of an oral history project entitled "From Cradle to Cradle". In this project, students in a Philosophy of Human Nature course invites Iraqis and Syrians who have migrated to the US to share the stories and memories they have carried with them from their homelands and to explain how those stories and memories continue to shape and enrich the lives they have been building in America.