Tarek Adam Benchouia is a scholar and artist from Austin, Texas. He holds a B.A. in Arabic and M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation project focuses on masculinity and digital culture surrounding mahraganat music in Egypt. His research interests include performance in Egypt and Algeria, postcolonial and decolonial theory, popular music studies, sound studies, gender and sexuality studies, and digital humanities.