Zaynah's research interests include afterschool programs, gender and education, and comparative education in developing countries.
Zaynah Rahman is an international student currently pursuing her PhD at the School of Educational Studies. Originally from Bangladesh, Zaynah grew up all over the world. She has lived in Vanuatu, Palau, Switzerland, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and for the past 9 years, the US. Her current research interests include afterschool programs, gender and education, and comparative education in developing countries (particularly South Asia and Southeast Asia). Zaynah hopes to work for international research foundations focused on education and social development for developing countries.
Zaynah currently works at Scripps College as the Administrative Director for the European Union Center of California, a nonprofit academic center that promotes undergraduate research on EU and European integration issues. Her prior work experience includes teaching in afterschool and summer school programs for minority students, and assisting women acid burn victims in Bangladesh.
MA, Sociology, New School for Social Research (New York)
BA, Sociology & French, Bowdoin College (Maine)