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Amy ZhouFall 2018 Content Creator
Amy Zhou

Digital Newsletters

CLAgency Content Creators write stories each semester that are published on departments' websites, shared via social media, and emailed out to department alumni and friends as a digital newsletter.

 

Recent Stories

Portrait of Marna Wal

Exploring Global Protest Culture

At a time of unrest in South Africa, Marna Wal had the opportunity to experience protest culture firsthand. While studying abroad at the University of Cape Town, Wal was immersed in a student movement organized around increased tuition rates. This unique social atmosphere gave her insight into the complicated political culture of post-apartheid South Africa.
Portrait of Mariam Salama

A Bright Light in the World

Senior Mariam Salama had the opportunity to speak at last year’s CLA Bright Lights celebration, where she offered insights from her experiences as an undergraduate. Her journey through college brought challenges, rewards, and wisdom to share with others. Salama reflects on her travel to Uganda and the impact that serving as a CLA ambassador has had on her life.
Portrait: Hassan Abdel Salam

Islamic Law: An Examination of Human Rights Issues in Today’s Muslim Societies

Assistant Professor Hassan Abdel Salam explores the relationship between Islamic law and how it interacts with human rights in his research for the Institute of Global Studies. Abdel Salam hopes to discover how Islamic clerics conceptualize human rights, how everyday Muslims express their devotion, and how Islamophobia is produced in the United States and the world as a whole.
Portrait of Samuel Benda

A Song About Peace

Born in Sierra Leone, senior Samuel Benda comes from a long line of musicians. He is currently working on a research project that focuses on the cultures of West African music and the lives of West African musicians.
Photo of art professor Tom Rose

The Dialect of Art

Art professor Thomas Rose has created Mapping Transitions through the Vehicle of Art, a unique research program that is a collaboration between artists in China and various institutions in Minnesota. The project uses art exhibitions to initiate deeper conversations on culture and society.