Conference: Understanding Marginalized Communities Through Social Science Research

“Understanding Marginalized Communities through Social Science Research” is a research design and methodology training program for early career scholars from the Arab World administered by the University of Michigan and Princeton University with funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The final conference concluding the program will take place on Thursday and Friday, March 25-26 2021 over two panels with the following information.


Panel 1: “Women, Gender, and Stereotypes in the MENA”

Presenters: Mariam Alkazemi (Virginia Commonwealth University), Donia Smaali Bouhlila (University of Tunis El Manar), Rasha Hassan (Cairo University), Shaimaa Magued (Cairo University)

Discussants: Lindsay Benstead (Portland State University),  Nicola Pratt (University of Warwick)

Date: Thursday March 25, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm Cairo, 3:00 pm Tunis, 10:00 am Washington, DC

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Panel 2: “Disenfranchised populations in the MENA”

Presenters: Badre Abdeslam (Mohammed V University – Rabat), Riadh Bechir (Institut des Régions Aride – Medenine), Ayat Nashwan (Yarmouk University), Ghada Samman (Birzeit University)

Discussants: Laurie Brand (University of Southern California), Janine Clark (University of Toronto)

Date: Friday March 26, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm Amman, 4:00 pm Ramallah, 3:00 pm Tunis and Rabat, 10:00 am Washington, DC

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