2011 Oak Fellow: Fatima Burnad
Ms. Burnad, who has studied in India, at the University of Chicago and at the University of Sussex, received an honorary Doctorate from the Academy of Ecumenical Indian Theology and the Rastriya Gaurav Award (National Honorary Award) from the International Friendship Fellowship in New Delhi. She also was honored as an “International Woman of the Year” (1997-8) by the International Biographical Center in the UK. Among her many affiliations, she is serving on the board of directors of the International Movement against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), a Tokyo-based NGO that consults with the UN.
We are delighted that Ms. Burnad will join the Colby community for the fall of 2011 as the Oak fellow. During her fellowship, she will teach a one-credit, non-graded course, Human Rights and Poverty (IN111). The course will examine the economic impoverishment and socio-political marginalization of entire groups of people, with a specific focus on the Dalit in India.
Learn more about IMADR (International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism) and Fatima’s work with them by clicking on the link.
Listen to Fatima talk about her work with SRED by clicking on the link.
Read the Inside Colby article on Fatima and her work.
Reflective Journal from Katy Lindquist’s ’14 visit to India to intern for Fatima’s organization, SRED.