Fida Adely is an Associate Professor and the holder of the Clovis and Hala Salaam Maksoud Chair in Arab Studies at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Dr. Adely is a cultural anthropologist whose research interests include education, women and development, and gender and labor in the Arab world.
Dana joined CCAS in October 2018. She has more than 14 years of professional experience in the field of educational development in Syria, Jordan, and in the Arab world more broadly. Her previous experience was focused on youth empowerment through learning and education, community engagement, and refugee integration into host communities.
Ms. Bickett is the Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies Bibliographer, Joseph Mark Lauinger Library (M.A., library and information science and M.A., Middle Eastern studies, University of Michigan).
Dr. Douglass joined CCAS in June 2014 as the Center’s Education Outreach Coordinator. She received her Ph.D. in world history at George Mason University in 2016 and has an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in History from the University of Rochester. Dr. Douglass has developed the education outreach program for the Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University in 2007, served as Senior Researcher for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, and managed several grant projects for the Ali Vurak Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University.
Ms. Fisher joined CCAS in 2019 after graduating with a BA from Georgetown’s Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies in 2017. Before joining the Center she spent a year in Jordan as a Fulbright scholar teaching English and conducting inter-faith research and six months in Israel-Palestine working in peace education and dialogue.
Ms. Harris joined CCAS in 2009 as the Academic Program Coordinator and in September 2014, she became the Assistant Director of Academic Programs. Before coming to CCAS, she worked in Georgetown’s Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies for a year, and she also lived in Jordan from 2006 to 2008, where she taught kindergarten at a school in Amman.
Ms. Valosik joined the CCAS as Multimedia and Publications Editor in November 2014. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Valosik worked at AMIDEAST, where she managed several large educational and cultural exchange programs for students and professionals from the Middle East and North Africa.