Fida Adely: "Becoming Breadwinners? The mixed effects of women's labor migration in Jordan"
Departmental Seminar Series features Fida Adely, Academic Director for the Arab Studies Program, Georgetown University.
The seminar is followed by informal gathering, at which refreshments are served. All are welcome!
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Dr. Adely is an cultural anthropologist whose research interests include education, labor, development, and gender in the Arab world. Her primary research site has been Jordan.
Dr. Adely is a frequent academic lecturer and member of expert panels discussing cultural and educational developments in the Middle East and North Africa. She is the first holder of the Clovis and Hala Salaam Maksoud Chair in Arab Studies at Georgetown University.
In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, Dr. Adely has written a book entitled “Gendered Paradoxes: Educating Jordanian Women in Nation, Faith and Progress”. In this book Dr. Adely raises fundamental questions about what constitutes development, progress, and empowerment—not just for Jordanians, but for the whole world (University of Chicago Press, 2012).