Tala Elissa

Tala Elissa

Research Interest

Research Sub-interest

Institutionalization of Emotion, Biopolitics and the Creation of the “Happiness Discourse”


Tala Elissa is a Jordanian/Palestinian writer and podcast producer. She has previously produced a podcast about statelessness in the Arab world, in addition to a podcast about gender issues in Jordan. For her thesis, she is interested in studying how “happiness” has infiltrated public space including governments as well as other institutions.


Lebanese American University, BA in Journalism, 2014