Rehenuma Asmi

Title: Assistant Professor of Education and International Studies
Departments/Programs: International Studies Affiliated with Education Program, Middle East and North Africa Program, and Religious Studies
Degrees: B.A., Georgetown University; A.M.T., American University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Contact Info:
Phone: contact via email
Office Location: N/A
Office Hours: Spring 2018
Leave of Absence
Areas of Specialization:
Language Ideologies and Multilingualism
Literacy and Socialization
Anthropology of the Middle East
Arabian Gulf Studies
Areas of Teaching:
Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa
Culture and Socialization
Schooling in cross-cultural and multi-lingual contexts
Current Research Interests:
Education policy borrowing between America and Qatar
The challenge of multilingualism in the Gulf State of Qatar

Courses (SP ’18):

Recent Conference Papers:

  • Paper Accepted, “Linguistic lessons from Qatar: Preventing the Isolation of Anthropology of Education, “On the Future of Anthropology at Schools of Education. Columbia Teachers College. 10/18/14
  • Atendee, Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Toronto, 2014
  • Presented Graduate Student Paper Prize fro the Middle East Section at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, November 2013, Chicago.
  • Chair of Panel, “The Economics of Political Intervention,” Middle East Studies Association Annual Conference 2013, New Orleans.

Awards and Grants:

  • Allegheny College Academic Support Committee Summer Research Grant. 2013-14
  • Demmler Grant for Course Development, Teaching English Language Learners, 2013-14
  • Farhner Grant for Course Development, Introduction to Sociology, 2013-14