Episode 6: Dr. Jocelyn Mitchell of Northwestern University, Qatar

A multi-cultural chat with Dr. Jocelyn Mitchell, Assistant Professor in Residence, Liberal Arts Program, at Northwestern University in Qatar (and my sister!). We discuss going back-to-school post-kids, being realistic with your time, lessons from parenting in an international setting, and how having a second child makes you so much more relaxed (and/or apathetic?) as a parent:

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Show Notes:

Dr. Mitchell’s professional profile at Northwestern

The research paper: In majaalis al-hareem: The complex professional and personal choices of Qatari women

The companion Qatar Today story (December 2015 issue) on the research, exhibit and student film

An article from Qatar is Booming (March 2016): NU-Q to showcase research at Qatar Foundation’s Annual Research Conference

Hijab Against Hatred YouTube series

Dr. Jocelyn Mitchell; Photos from the opening reception of the Her Majlis museum exhibition (c) Qatar Foundation Photography.


Mitchell, J. S., Paschyn, C., Mir, S., Pike, K., and Kane, T. (2015). In majaalis al-hareem: The complex professional and personal choices of Qatari women. DIFI Family Research and Proceedings 4.

Mitchell, J. S. (2015). Book Review: Qatar and the Arab Spring by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen. Cambridge Review of International Affairs 28 (4): 768–770.

Mitchell, J. S. (2014). Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Creating Knowledge through Student-Faculty Partnerships. Journal of General Education 63 (2–3): 73–93.

Mitchell, J. S. (2014). Book Review: Qatar: Small State, Big Politics by Mehran Kamrava. Democratization 21 (4): 771–73.

Mitchell, J. S. (2013). Book Review: Qatar: Politics and the Challenges of Development by Matthew Gray. Review of Middle East Studies 47 (2): 246–48.

Mitchell, J. S. (2010). Political and Socioeconomic Transformation in the Gulf: Image and Reality. History Compass 8 (3): 275-302.

Weiner, J. S. (2007). Book Review: Faith in Moderation: Islamist Parties in Jordan and Yemen by Jillian Schwedler.  Democracy & Society 4 (2): 19-20.

Book chapters:

Mitchell, J. S. (2016). We’re All Qataris Here: The Nation-Building Narrative of the National Museum of Qatar. In Erskine-Loftus, P., Al-Mulla, M., and Hightower, V. (Eds.), Representing the Nation. Oxford, UK: Routledge.

Mitchell, J. S., and Pal, L. A. (2016). Policy Making in Qatar: The Macro-Policy Framework. In Tok, M. E., Al-Khater, L., and Pal, L. A. (Eds.), Policy Making in a Transformative State: The Case of Qatar. Palgrave Macmillan.

Weiner, J. S., and Wilcox, C. (2009). Bridging the Cultural Divide: Accommodating Religious Diversity. In Martinez-Ebers, V. and Dorraj, M. (Eds.), Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Religion: Identity Politics in America. New York: Oxford University Press.


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