SARAH SWICK

6119 Swansea Street

Bethesda MD 20817

U.S.A.

 

Email: swick_s@yahoo.com

 

 

EDUCATION:     American University, Washington, DC, May 2010 (expected)

                               PhD, Anthropology 

                            

London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK, November 2004

MSc, Human Rights,

Thesis: Reforming Muslim Women’s Rights through International

Human Rights Law and Islamic Law

                                    Honors: Graduated with Merit

 

                                    University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, May 2003

                                    BA, International Studies; minor French, Graduated with Honors

                                    Thesis: A Journey into the Lives of Moroccan Women: A Case Study of

Women’s Status in Fes

                                    Honors: GPA 3.81

                                                 Magna Cum Laude

Graduated with Honors from the Honors College

 

                                    Arabic Language Institute of Fes, Fes, Morocco, Spring 2003

                                    Studied Moroccan Arabic and completed fieldwork for thesis

 

                                    Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco, Fall 2002

                                    Studied North African culture and politics

 

Institute d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Paris, France, Fall 2000-Spring 2001

                                    Studied French and European culture and politics

                                   

                                    Martin-Luther-Universitat-Halle-Wittenberg, Wittenber,

Germany, Summer 2000

                                    Studied German language, culture, and politics

 

AWARDS:              Best Graduate Papers, Third Place, Association of Muslim

        Social Scientists Annual Conference, October 2007

Humane Studies Fellowship, 2007-2008

                                    HAMSA Essay Contest, Second Place, 2006

Dean’s Scholarship, 1999-2003       

                                    University Scholars Scholarship, 1999-2003

 

WORK                Minaret of Freedom Institute, Bethesda, MD

EXPERIENCE    Program Assistant (December, 2005-November 2007)

o            Research and write papers

o            Represent Institute at various academic conferences

o            Develop new programs

o            Prepare grant proposals

o            Organize public events

 

 

Minaret of Freedom Institute, Bethesda, MD

Intern (May 2005- November 2005)

o             Researched and wrote papers

o             Clerical work

 

 

            Amnesty International, International Secretariat, London, UK

Volunteer on the North African Team in Middle East Programs (November 2003 – May 2004)

o              Research

o              Clerical work

o             Archived materials

 

 

            HRC Women’s Empowerment Centre (Ifrane, Morocco)

Volunteer (August 2002-January 2003)

o             Set-up Documentation Centre,

o             Created research database

o             Clerical work

o             Assisted with research

 

 

PAPERS                 “Dubbing a Western Muslim Culture”

PRESENTED                Association of Muslim Social Scientists’ 36th Annual

Conference, University of Maryland, October 26-28th, 2007

 
“Identity Construction of Euro-American Converts to Islam”       

                                    Association of Muslim Social Scientists’ 35th Annual

Conference, Hartford Seminary, October 27-29th, 2006

 

“Responding to the Challenge: Moroccan Women and Democracy”

o             Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy’s 7th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., May 5-6, 2006

 

“Reforming Muslim Women’s Rights Through International Human Rights Law and Islamic Law”

o             Third Annual International Women's Conference at Temple University, April 5th, 2006

 

“From London to Andijan: the rising global influence of Hizb Tahrir Among Muslim Youth”

o            Association of Muslim Social Scientist’s 34th Annual Conference, Temple University, September 30th - October 1st , 2005

 

PUBLISHED       “Reforming Muslim Women’s Rights Through International

WORK                     Human Rights Law and Islamic Law”

            Submitted for publication as a chapter in a book edited by Dr.    

           Nilgun Okur, Temple University

 

 

LECTURE             Lecturer – ANTH 339: People/Cultures of Mid East

EXPERIENCE                Spring  2008, American University, Washington, DC

 

Teaching Assistant – SIS 596: Post-Saddam Iraq

            Fall 2007, American University, Washington, DC

 

Guest Lecturer – ANTH 215: Sex, Gender, and Culture

                                            Gave a series of lectures on Gender and Islam (April 2007),

American University, Washington, DC

 

Teaching Assistant – SIS 696: Politics of Identity in the Middle East

o             Spring 2007, American University, Washington, DC

 

Teaching Assistant – ANTH 215: Sex, Gender, and Culture

o             Spring 2007, American University, Washington, DC

 

 

SEMINAR           “Liberty and Society – Institute for Humane Studies

EXPERIENCE           Wake Forest University, NC, June 2 – 8, 2007

 

“Humane Studies Research Colloquium” – Institute for Humane Studies

      Alexandria, VA, May 11-13, 2007

 

“Islam and Economics”- Liberty Fund

                                          Cincinnati, OH, May 22 –24, 2007

 

“Women and Islam: Between Oppression and (self) Empowerment” – Friedrich Ebert Foundation

o             Cologne, Germany, March 7-9, 2007

 

                                    “Free Trade and Globalization”– Institute for Humane Studies

o             Washington, DC, October 13-15, 2006

 

“Freedom, Tolerance, Civil Society”– Institute for Humane Studies

o             Loyola University, Chicago, IL, July 15-21, 2006

 

LANGUAGES     French

o             Fluent

 

Moroccan Arabic

o             Proficient

 

German

o             Proficient

 

Spanish

o             Basic

 

Modern Standard Arabic

o             Basic