Zeena Zakharia is assistant professor of international and comparative education at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparative approach to educational policy and leadership is grounded in the belief that some of the world’s most intractable problems require modes of inquiry that cross disciplinary and political boundaries. She was the Gebran G. Tueni Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Middle Eastern Studies Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer of International Educational Development at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her publications examine the interplay of language, conflict, and peacebuilding in education.
Written by Zeena Zakharia
While education in emergencies has risen as a policy priority in the mandates of international organizations (Menashy and Dryden-Peterson, 2015), the share of total overseas development assistance to education has declined sharply in recent years, with funding persistently low in conflict-affected states (UNESCO, 2015; 2016).