Rehenuma Asmi

Rehenuma Asmi

Title:
Professorial Lecturer of Anthropology
Faculty: Adjunct
Email:
[email protected]

Rehenuma Asmi

Dr. Asmi is a specialist in anthropology of education with an interest in language ideologies, religious education and gender in the Middle East and North Africa. Her current research is developing a subset of culturally responsive teaching materials geared towards religious minorities, specifically Muslim Americans, but also other religious minorities in the United States.  

 

Current Research

Language, globalization, schooling, multi-lingualism, Islam, Muslim women and higher education, Gulf Arab Studies, Muslim immigrants in the US

 

Education

Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, International and Transcultural Studies Department
 
PhD Anthropology and Education, February 2013
 
American University, Washington, D.C.
 
Master of Arts in Teaching, June 2005
 
Georgetown University
 
Bachelor of Arts Double Major in Arabic and Government, May 2003 
 

Publications

Published, Book review of "Everyday Conversions: Islam, Domestic Work and Migrant Conversion in Kuwait," AJISS, Summer 2018
 
Published, Book Review of “Crossing the Gulf: Love and Family in Migrant Lives” by Pardis Mahdavi, in Anthropology Quarterly, Fall 2017
 
Published, “Finding a Place to Sit: How Qatari Women Combine Cultural and Kinship Capital in the Home Majlis”, Anthropology of the Middle East, December 2016
 
Published, “Fieldwork and Motherwork in the Middle East”, Middle East Section of Anthropology News, May 2011
 
In Progress, “Translating Successful Failure: Neoliberal Education Reforms in Qatar,” for Anthropology and Education Quarterly
 
 

Distinctions

Expanding Collaborations Initiative Grant, Allegheny College, “The Immigrant from Ethnographic and Literary Perspectives,” January 2016
 
Diversity Innovation Funds, Allegheny College, “Cross-Cultural Communication Seminar,” March 2015
 
Barbara Lotz Student-Faculty Research Fellowship Fund, Allegheny College,  April 2015
 
Foreign Language Area Fellowship for Arabic, Columbia University, 2008-2009
 
Betty Fairfax Grant for Diversity, Columbia University, 2007-2008
 
Teach For America Fellow 2003-2005