Sahar D. Sattarzadeh

Washington, DC

I have a Ph.D. in international education policy, but my understanding of and approach to education are "non-traditional." I currently advocate, research and study equality and justice for underrepresented groups, including minorities and indigenous peoples; teach education, international development, sociology, and women's studies courses as an adjunct faculty professor; and serve as a pro bono researcher for Minority Rights Group International (MRG), an international non-governmental organization that has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and observer status with the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR).

My personal advocacy and research areas of interest include: social transformation of disadvantaged, underserved, and vulnerable populations; international human rights law; right to education; dynamics of inequality and injustice; new/social media advocacy; information communication technologies (ICTs), digital literacy, and access; indigenous knowledge systems; identity studies; and civil, cultural, economic, political, and social disparities and rights.

I also truly enjoy:

Playing and watching REAL football and futsal;

Running (on-foot) across the U.S. and a region of Canada;

Writing, researching and performing spoken word;

Connecting with humankind;

Making people laugh/smile;

Learning to be humbled; and

(Almost) everything old school and vintage.

  • Work
    • Minority Rights Group International (MRG)
  • Education
    • University of Maryland, College Park