Catherine Leland

Catherine Leland

MPP 2013 Cultural Bridge Fellow
Mada al-Carmel, Haifa, Israel June 30, 2012 - August 4, 2012
Catherine  Leland

Catherine conducted an independent research project this summer studying trends in Palestinian women's political participation over the past two decades in Israel (Arab Israeli citizens).  While studies exist that analyze Palestinian political participation in Israel, there are very few documents that show specific trends among Palestinian women.  As a basis for this research, Catherine collaborated with social science researchers in Israel and collected data through government sources, surveys, and interviews.  Ultimately, she used this research to explore ways to better engage this important political group in Palestine.