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March 6-8, 2019
University of San Diego
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Zahra Ahmed

Saint Mary's College of California
Assistant Professor
Zahra Ahmed is an Assistant Professor of Politics at St. Mary’s College of CA. Dr. Ahmed received her Masters degree in Social Work from Georgia State University and her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. She has a broad base of expertise including community partnership development, social policy analysis, critical pedagogy, grassroots organizing, and engaged qualitative research. Her research focuses on strategies that support and sustain political mobilization among people of color. She is also interested in how youth come to see themselves as leaders and political actors. She is committed to addressing socio-political issues through higher education as a means of creating more socially just communities.