Today we have with us Karam Dana discussing implementing creative critical pedagogies.
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Karam’s serves as the The Alyson McGregor Distinguished Professor of Transformative Research at University of Washington Bothell. He was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award. His scholarship explores the evolution of transnational political identities and their impact on civic engagement and political participation, with a focus on Palestinians and American Muslims. As an interdisciplinary social scientist, he examines social contexts related to religion, identity, and politics to describe, explain, and provide answers to persisting theoretical and policy questions. The overarching theme of his scholarly journey is centered on how ethno-, socio-political, and religious identities are formed, evolve, and transform under different socio-economic and political circumstances.
Hie is the founding Director of The American Muslim Research Institute (AMRI), and the co-Principal Investigator of The Muslim American Public Opinion Survey (MAPOS), which remains one of the largest surveys of Muslims in the US, a decade on. He also led The Middle East Public Opinion Project (MEPOP) and directed more than a dozen public opinion surveys in the Arab world, including “The 2013 Palestinian Public Opinion Survey,” which explores Palestinian opinions and attitudes on various socio-economic conditions and political issues 20 years after the signing of the Oslo Accords.Support the show