Zein Al-Maha Oweis

Zein Al-Maha Oweis is a PhD researcher in Media and Cultural Policy at the University of Glasgow. Her research focuses on disability representation in Jordanian media both legacy and digital. Zein is visually impaired and a guide dog user. You will always find her accompanied by her trusty guide dog Mitch, a fox coloured Golden Retriever.

In March 2024, Zein undertook a week-long Fieldwork Residency at Sweeney’s Bothy as part of Thinking Culture‘s Civic Engagement Residencies, in partnership with the School of Culture & Creative Arts, University of Glasgow. As part of her residency, Zein visited Eigg’s Primary School to share her journey and experience of sight loss with the students.

In June 2024, Zein’s blog ‘Discovering Isle of Eigg Through My Senses’ was published online. You can read Zein’s blog here.

This residency was supported by the University of Glasgow and Thinking Culture.