Community Engagement

In all my classes, I try to foster connections and collaborations with the communities beyond our campus. For example, in Women and Work in the Gulf, students interact with a select group of academics, activists, and policymakers whose work is concerned with women’s employment in the GCC. Meeting the authors of scholarly papers and policy reports and the architects and critics of policy programs is a unique opportunity to engage with course material in a more in-depth fashion and reflect on how knowledge is produced about a region and its people. The following are a few examples of people and places we have engaged with.