Critical Languages Scholarship
I am a proud faculty mentor in the Richard Rubin Scholar Mentoring Program and serve on the advisory committee for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. Both programs seek to advance the academic, interpersonal, social, and professional success of first generation and underrepresented students at Swarthmore College.
I am Swarthmore's campus advisor for the U.S. State Department's Critical Language Scholarship, a summer study abroad program providing rigorous academic instruction in fifteen languages. In partnership with the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage and the City of Philadelphia, I was a lead faculty participant in Swarthmore's Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary Program. Working together with recently resettled Syrian and Iraqi nationals in Philadelphia, the program explored art's capacity to build empathy and create a deeper sense of belonging. I have facilitated conversations about such topics on campus by organizing lecture series on themes such as "Global Mobilities" (2017), "Contending Visions of the Middle East" (2018), and "Borders, Migration, and Human Rights," (2019). Please see my events page for more details.
In 2018, I co-founded the American Political Science Association's "Political Ethnography Working Group" with Tani Sebro. I serve on the Executive Council of APSA's Migration and Citizenship Section and on the editorial boards of Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism and International Political Sociology.