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January 2016 - May 2017
Women's Learning Partnership
- • Conducted in-depth interviews with women’s associations, members of the judiciary and legislature, listening centers, shelters, and VAW survivors • Organized and lead workshop in Morocco with women’s associations, lawyers, academics, and activists
June 2014 - August 2014
- • Developed and taught intensive second year Arabic courses • Developed syllabi, quizzes and exams • Designed classroom exercises • Developed and graded exams, quizzes, and homework assignments, mentored students inside and outside of class
August 2012 - December 2015
- PhD Student
- I conducted extensive pre-dissertation fieldwork in Morocco and Tunisia that involved surveys, focus groups, and in-depth interviews with women's associations, rights activists, lawyers, and political figures.
This chapter offers a new theoretical framework for understanding progressive cultural change in the Middle East and North Africa as an interaction effect between women's empowerment and democratization. Increased women's empowerment at the personal-legal, socioeconomic, and political levels, in effect, democratizes the nuclear family and macro-lev...
This article analyzes the impact of discriminatory articles in the Penal Code on violence against women (VAW) in Morocco. I utilize the Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF) from public policy to examine how feminist and religious coalitions compete along core beliefs, but at times may cooperate along policy core and secondary beliefs. My analysis is...
The Moroccan women’s rights movement exhibits a long history of polarization between feminist and conservative Islamic associations. Whereas the feminist associations embrace the UN human rights discourse and are concentrated on breaking down patriarchal structures and male privilege, conservative Islamic associations emphasize religious texts and...
The women’s movement in Morocco has been divided by competing frameworks regarding how best to achieve women’s rights and improve women’s status within Moroccan society. Through in-depth interviews with leaders across the spectrum of the Moroccan women’s movement and by focusing on the two legal codes that provide the most promise for and combat di...
Feminists have used an intersectional approach to analyze the impact of class, race, culture and other factors with gender on discrimination. This project analyzes the impact of marital status on women's legal discrimination in Morocco.