Nuri has guest lectured in various circumstances, from university classrooms to sleep away camps for 12-year-olds. All have provided a fantastic opportunity to explore these topics with others.

Unfortunately, Nuri is booked through the end of 2022 for in-person workshops and long-form course development. She also has very limited spaces available for in-person talks in 2022. However, she can still assist you with curriculum development and virtual guest lectures.

If you would like to host a talk or schedule Nuri for a conference, get in touch.

See the Events page for upcoming classes.

Available Lectures & Workshops

Scent & Culture

  • Fragrant Incantations: Aromatics in Ritual and Magic from Babylon to the Present
  • Tapputi Belatekallim, The First Perfumer (1 of 2)
  • The Babylonian Roots to Early Middle Eastern Perfumery (2 of 2)
  • The Colonial History of the Modern Fragrance Trade
  • The Scent of Grief: A Brief Survey of Aromatic Death Rituals
  • The Scent of Gan Eden: Olfaction in Judaism
  • Scent Culture Theory 101
  • Scent Culture Theory 202: Tools of Autoethnography
  • Smells like Xenophobia: An Olfactive History of Otherness
  • The Putrid and the Divine: The Magical Scent of Christian Saints
  • Indole: An Aromatic Cultural History
  • Ambergris: An Aromatic Cultural History
  • Oud: An Aromatic Cultural History
  • Rose: An Allegory of Scent and the Scent of Allegory
  • The Great Stink: How Smell Made the Modern City
  • The Black Death: From Plague Preservative to Perfume (1 of 2)
  • Bad Air: Smells, Miasma Theory, and Public Health (2 of 2)
  • Dangerous Women? Beauty, Perfume, and Poison
  • Scented Spectres: A Brief History of Aromatic Hauntings
  • Scent Memories: An Olfaction Guided Meditation on Death Awareness (In-Person Only)

Community Deathways & Death Awareness

  • Too Poor To Die: Funeral Poverty and Systematic Solutions
  • The Necropolitics of Pandemics
  • Is Death Positivity a Form of Death Denial?: A Dialogue
  • Dead to Rights: Marginalised Peoples, Political Activism, and the Bad Death
  • Resilient Community Care: Lessons from the Jewish & South African Models
  • Universal Death Care: An Israeli Case Study
  • Establishing a Community Burial Society (Workshop)

Human Rights Challenges

  • Understanding Genocide: A Feminist Perspective
  • Gender & Genocide: Women as Victims, Perpetrators, Bystanders, & Reconciliators
  • Protracted Refugee Situations in the Age of Climate Change and Neoliberalism
  • Protracted Refugee Situations and Their Impact on the East Mediterranean Refugee Crisis
  • Nowhere is Home: Community Support Strategies for Resettled Refugee Families (Workshop)