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: (814) 332-2794
Office Location: Odd Fellows 109
Office Hours: Fall 2017
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 & Syllabi (FA ’17):


Recent Conference Papers:

  • 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