Assistant Director for Intergroup Relations and Inclusive Programming and Interim Muslim Program Coordinator
Aseel Abulhab is Assistant Director of the Davis Center for Intergroup Relations and Inclusive Programming. As assistant director, she advises students and student groups, builds key partnerships between and among constituents and offices on campus, and develops educational opportunities for the on-and off-campus communities.
Immediately prior to assuming the role, Abulhab served as Post Graduate Inclusion Fellow of the Davis Center where she developed and delivered workshops and engaged campus constituents in conversations on accessibility, social identities, group dynamics, and microaggressions. Prior to coming to Williams, Abulhab worked at the Washtenaw County Office of Community Engagement and Economic Development where she helped further housing equity and immigration inclusion. At the University of Michigan, she served as a dialogue facilitator in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the School of Social Work where she facilitated conversations on mass incarceration and racial justice; and she served as a graduate student instructor in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies where she led discussions on race and environmental politics.
Abulhab has researched inclusion, and in particular, access. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with a Concentration in International Studies from Williams College, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. As a Watson Fellow, she explored a project titled, Reconstructing Deafness: An Education in Silence; and as a Fulbright Scholar in Jordan her research project was titled, Deconstructing Ableism in the Arab World: A Look into Deaf-blind Education.
As a student at Williams, Abulhab was an intern at the Davis Center, and through CLiA a student support fellow at Mt. Greylock Middle School, as well as a drummer for Kusika, and a founder of a club dedicated to American Sign Language called Williams Signs. She is the recipient of numerous awards. Abulhab is a native Arabic speaker and advanced American Sign Language user. She is a musician who plays piano, cello, Indian tabla, African percussion, marimba, and mbira.
M.S.W. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Social Work
- Committee on Accessibility
- Chair, Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee
- Claiming Williams Committee
- MinCo groups advisor
- Workshops leader
- Community Engagement Fellows advisor