Working in both French and English, the incumbent of the Joint Chair in Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, teaches, engages in research and participates in appropriate committees and events on both campuses. She acts as a resource person on women's issues and feminist research at both universities. She also establishes and maintains contact with local, regional, national and international feminist educational and community-based organizations.
Nadia Abu-Zahra has been named to the Joint Chair in Feminist and Gender Studies at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. She begins her 3-year mandate on July 1, 2019.
We extend our congratulations to Ms. Abu-Zahra and look forward to working with her in the coming years. As the Joint Chair in Feminist and Gender Studies, Ms. Abu-Zahra will provide university courses, participate in collaborative research projects, and organize events at both universities to engage with feminist individuals and organizations conducting research at the university. community and education at the local, regional, national and international levels. Ms. Khan will also be the resource person on women's issues and feminist research at both universities.
Dr. Abu-Zahra invites members of the student and faculty community, as well as feminist organizations from the local to the transnational levels, to join in communities of practice with the theme, “Sharing Feminist Pedagogy and Mobilising Solidarity in Our Learning Environment”. These communities of practice will be opportunities to share experiences and interests in learning and in transforming the structures and contexts of learning, with inspiration from the diverse but often under-celebrated initiatives that abound in these communities. Dr. Abu-Zahra will also facilitate credit-bearing seminars in “Feminist Pedagogy, Community Mobilization, and Learning”.