Lazrak, Houda

Humanities Research Fellow Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA, McGill University; MA, New York University

Houda Lazrak joined NYUAD in September 2015, as a Research Assistant in the Humanities Research Fellowship Program.

Born and raised in Casablanca Morocco, Houda pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in Montreal, double-majoring in Cultural Anthropology and Human Geography. Currently a graduate student in Museum Studies at New York University, Houda is interested in exploring the interactions between art and society: the creative ways in which society inspires art and the subtle manners in which art informs society.

Her current and past internships at prestigious museum institutions, including the New York Public Library of Performing Arts and the Museum of the City of New York, along with her passion for public art, prompts her to continually view, photograph, investigate, and document works of art in various contexts. As a content contributor to several artistic online platforms, Houda hopes to share these finds to encourage dialogue and spark interests about the broader social contexts that govern global artistic production.

For her master's thesis, Houda will be exploring the complex implications of exhibiting graffiti and street art in institutionalized museum settings throughout this past decade.