Consulting on projects focusing on civil society and gender in the Middle East and Asia for non-profit organizations, government agencies, law firms, private businesses, and publishing companies. My assignments have varied widely and include the following:

  • Research and report writing (country conditions in the MENA and South Asia, women’s rights issues, violence against women)
  • Evaluation of programs, projects, and curricula
  • Concept Design, Project Design
  • Standardized Test Design
  • Manuscript evaluation and editing


  • Experience preparing written expert witness reports and providing in-court and telephonic testimony for clients in the U.S. and U.K.
  • Knowledge of a broad range of quantitative and qualitative research methods, including gender and women’s studies, cultural analysis, institutional analysis, participant observation, action research, case studies, literary analysis, and interviewing
  • Fifteen years of social development experience with analytical expertise in social analysis, gender development, partnership development with government, academic, NGO, and civil society networks
  • Nineteen years of anthropological and ethnographic fieldwork experience in gender, religious movements, ethnic and religious conflict, Islam, family and broader social networks, and demographic change
  • Regional experience in India, Pakistan, Egypt, Libya, Turkey, Dubai, France, and England
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical, research, evaluation, writing, and translation skills
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in French, Hindi, Urdu; can read, write, translate, comprehend, and speak Arabic (Modern Standard and colloquial Egyptian) and Turkish moderately well
  • Professional translation experience into and from French, Hindi, Urdu, and Arabic
  • Skilled at using the Internet for research; experienced public speaker
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, SPSS, Wordpress, Blackboard online learning


  • USAID and Higher Education in Development (HED)
  • Prometric
  • CAORC (Council of American Overseas Research Centers)
  • American Council on Education
  • Burdeshaw Associates
  • Atrinova
  • Savan Group
  • Lahore University of Management Sciences
  • Raising Voices

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