Please join us for the Change Seminar this week on *Tuesday 1/9/2018* in *EEB 003*.
*Who:* Negin Dahya, Assistant Professor, The Information School, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies *What: **Exploring the Role of ICTs in Refugee Education: Teaching and Learning Networks in Kenyan Refugee Camps* *When: *Tuesday, Jan 16th, 12-1pm *Where: EEB 003* *Abstract: *The study of information and communication technology in development settings is a rich and complex field of research and practice. Mobile phones have become a crucial part of this landscape, amplifying possibilities for information sharing, formal and informal education, and for building community networks locally and globally. Refugee camps are unique and hazardous environments where each limited resource available can have lasting and meaningful implications for individual lives and for the make-up of entire communities. The focus of this talk will be on the role of mobile technologies to support teachers in their ongoing, in practice professional development, and specifically with regard to changing the social and cultural beliefs and practices related to girls going to school in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in Kenya. *Bio: *Dr. Negin Dahya is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Information School. She completed her PhD in Education at York University (Toronto, Ontario). Dr. Dahya’s research is focused on the social and cultural context of technology use among girls and women of color in North America and internationally. Her research has explored how girls of color in North America use digital media in educational settings, as well as how digital and social media influence educational opportunities for refugee girls and women in refugee camps in Kenya. Dr. Dahya is part of the Digital Youth Lab at the University of Washington Information School and serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the UW Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies. She is also an Affiliate Faculty at The Center for Communication, Difference & Equity in the UW Department of Communication and serves on committees for the non-profit organization Reel Grrls and The Inter-Network Agency for Education in Emergencies.
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