Ousseina D. Alidou is Professor in the Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures and the Graduate Program in Comparative Literature. She is a theoretical linguist whose research focuses mainly on the study of women’s orality and literacy practices in African Muslim societies; African Muslim women’s Agency and gender justice; African women’s literatures; Gendered discourses of identity and the politics of cultural production in African Muslim societies.
Become an Advocate
Douglass and The Center for Women's Global Leadership
Interested in social justice? Earn direct, resume-building experience through Douglass’ partnership with the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. Douglass is excited to announce a new partnership with the Center for Women’s Global Leadership that focuses on delivering high impact programing related to the global status of women and advocacy projects oriented toward gender equity. Students will have the opportunity for social media internships, research opportunities, activism, and more.
What is the 16 Days Campaign?
An advocacy movement, the 16 Days Campaign aims to raise awareness of global violence against women. Through this partnership, students will have the opportunity to intern on the 16-days Campaign. Interns will help plan events, use social media skills to increase awareness of these issues, and develop insight into the world of advocacy and organizing. More information on how to get involved is coming soon!
Meet the Staff and Fellows
Susan Martin DC'68 is an expert in international migration and immigration, Dr. Martin is the Donald G. Herzberg Professor Emerita in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. At Douglass, Dr. Martin served as the Blanche, Edith, and Irving Laurie Chair in Women’s Studies, which included organizing the Douglass Global Summit on “Forced Migration, Gender, and Global Allies.” Learn more.