To capture the scope of her work, Nehad considers herself to be a cultural historian. She is a filmmaker, curator, editor, and writer whose work in film informs her work as a historian and vice versa. Trained in media and literature by Black and Brown creators, Nehad believes in art that carries aesthetic excellence as well as social and political significance. She is Program Director of Philadelphia’s BlackStar Film Festival.
Nehad is a 2017 Flaherty Film Seminar fellow, a 2017 Leeway Transformation Award winner, a 2018 Tribeca Film Institute fellow, and a 2019 Logan Nonfiction Program fellow.