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Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Introducing Dr. May Farid: A Scholar-Practitioner Joining the Kroc School Faculty

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The University of San Diego's Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies is excited to announce distinguished political scientist, Dr. May Farid, to join the Kroc School faculty this coming fall. Dr. Farid's expertise lies in the fields of civil society, environmental governance, development issues, advocacy in China and beyond. Her research experience and practical involvement has been recognized and published in journals such as World Development and International Affairs

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Dr. Farid earned her Bachelor's degree in International Relations from New York University and a PhD from the University of Oxford. As a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, Dr. Farid continues to expand her expertise and engage with fellow scholars, further enriching her knowledge and contributing to the academic discourse. 

As a scholar-practitioner, Dr. May Farid has dedicated her career to bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and real-world application. Her scholarly pursuits have taken her to numerous countries, where she has conducted in-depth research, gaining insights into the intricacies of civil society and environmental governance. This hands-on experience has not only shaped her understanding of these critical issues but has also empowered her to provide meaningful guidance to international NGOs.

Dr. Farid shared about her excitement about the new role, “I’m thrilled to be joining the prestigious Kroc School faculty at the University of San Diego and to help our students become more effective agents of change in pursuit of a more peaceful and just world.”

Watch the Instagram Reel below featuring Dr. Farid.

The search committee, led by faculty members Prof. Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick as Chair, and composed of Associate Dean Prof. Dustin Sharp and Prof. Sarah Federman, demonstrated their commitment to finding the best candidate aligned with fulfilling the Kroc School's mission and vision in a thorough global search.

As Dr. May Farid prepares to embark on this new chapter in her academic journey, the University of San Diego and the Kroc School community eagerly anticipate the valuable contributions she will bring to our community beginning in the fall, inspiring students and colleagues alike. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Farid to the Kroc School.

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