Farah has completed an M.A. in Media Studies at Concordia University and is currently pursuing a PhD. in Communication Studies at McGill University. Prior to that she held senior positions at the Sharjah Art Foundation and Art Dubai, two leading cultural institutions based in the United Arab Emirates. Her proposed research will examine the recent UAE’s state-sponsored museum boom — which includes the upcoming Louvre Abu Dhabi, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, and the Zayed National Museum — as a point of entry for critically investigating the cultural politics of the UAE as a young modernizing Arab nation and emerging economy, and studying how the increasingly globalized and transnational institution of the museum mediates complex questions of nationhood and identity.