NYUAD Saba Brelvi, Fall 2017 / by May Al-Dabbagh

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For our final community learning experience this fall, we invited Saba Brelvi to share her experience running an NYUAD program centered on the ethical employment of domestic workers by faculty and staff. Brelvi’s background in public health combined with her personal experiences with the domestic worker program allowed students to dive deeper into the complexities of domestic labor, which was the focus of our final class readings. Thanks to Brelvi’s conversational style presentation and the familiarity of the program’s NYUAD context, students were able to understand the complex ways in which human rights frameworks, remittances and global care work enrich and complicate our understandings of “women’s work” in the Gulf.