Class of 2022
Hometown: Sana'a, Yemen
Research Interests: Use of art in social movements, development of education, post-colonial and identity studies, authoritarianism, post-conflict reconstruction, sociology of the Arab world, and culture and society of the Gulf states
Hoda is a Davis Scholar who graduated from St. Olaf College in 2018 with a double degree in Economics and Political Science and a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies. During her undergraduate and postgraduate career, she interned at the Advocates for Human Rights focusing on helping immigrants and refugees, interned at the Yemen Peace Project advocating for U.S. policy centered on human rights in Yemen, and currently works as a researcher at ACLED, documenting human rights abuses and casualties in conflict areas. Hoda's undergraduate research focused on the use of street art as an empowering tool during the revolution and current war time in Yemen. She hopes to continue this research and to expand academically and professionally on her other interest areas during her time at the MAAS program.