Yara El Murr

Yara El Murr

Yara El Murr is a biologist-turned-journalist and a Lebanese Fulbright alumna based in Beirut. She covers the intersection of health and social issues, with a focus on the SWANA region and its diasporas, both in writing and film.

El Murr has interned with Radical Media where she worked on outreach and crowdsourcing for PBS American Portrait and edited video reels for social media. Her articles and videos have also appeared in Scheherazade Speaks Science, the Brooklyn Reader, City Limits, and the NYC News Service.

Latest from Yara El Murr

In Treatment: Therapy in the Middle East Needs a Non-Western Approach

In Treatment: Therapy in the Middle East Needs a Non-Western Approach

The convention under Western psychology is to treat a client as solely responsible for their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. By contrast, in collectivist societies the “Self” is usually treated in relationship to family members and the community.

Yara El Murr