The Future, Women's Rights, and Coffee
All that being said, she plans to take her accomplishments even further. Researching and teaching remain two of the things she is most passionate about. “I look forward to designing and working on research projects as well as planning my own courses. My goal is to conduct research that has policy and practical implications. I want to conduct research that will take me back to the Middle East as much as possible.”
In the meantime she likes making to-do lists, drinking dark coffee, and is currently reading Leila Ahmad’s book, “A Border Passage: From Cairo to America—A Woman’s Journey”. Her favorite passage from the book thus far strangely echoes her own journey for knowledge and progressive change:“And I know now that the point is to look back with insight and without judgment, and I know now that it is of the nature of being in this place, this place of convergence of histories, cultures, ways of thought, that there will always be new ways to understand what we are living through, and that I will never come to a point of rest or of finality in my understanding."
With words comes an outpouring of truth, and from this truth flows everything. We write down our words and in doing so we give them an everlasting power, a compelling voice living in ink and evading the decaying powers of time. Anwar Mhajne found the words best fit to articulate her experience as a woman: Graduate School Dean’s Fellow, PhD candidate, feminist, leader, and friend. More so, she found the right words to describe the change she wishes to see in the world.
Follow her journey on Twitter, @mhajneam.
Written by Danniah Daher, Graduate Assistant to the Graduate School Office