Sixteen student researchers from Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) have joined the Institute for Advanced Study in the Global South (#IAS_NUQ) as part of the second incoming cohort of its flagship Global Undergraduate Fellowship programme.
The year-long programme is designed to support students interested in pursuing research projects focused on the Global South.
Selected fellows receive mentorship, will participate in training and workshops, and attend #IAS_NUQ events while producing original research on a topic of their choosing in different forms, including research papers, multimodal and multilingual publications, documentary films and other creative digital forms.
The final projects are published by the #IAS_NUQ’s press and presented to the wider NU-Q community.
The selected student researchers are Arham Khalid, Christopher Fwalanga, Dushime Uwonkunda Sylvie, Fariha Ahmed, Fatima Rizwan, Haleema A Khan, Haya al-Kuwari, In’utu Imbuwa, Mishaal Hasan Shirazi, Neige Tresor Ikuzo, Perizat Nigymadilova, Rediet Adugna Lemma, Sashreek Garg, Sebastian Marmol Gaviria, Sonia Uwase and Sudesh Baniya.
Working with their #IAS_NUQ mentors, they will research cultural, economic and social issues in Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America, as well as other topics in the Global South, including the music industry in Zambia, gender, feminism and mobility in Pakistan, consumption and identity in Qatar, legacies of countercultures in Nepal, Rwandan youth, freedom of expression in Kazakhstan, and African legacy in Colombia.
The incoming cohort is the second to join the Institute for Advanced Study in the Global South’s flagship Global Undergraduate Fellowship programme.