Saadia El Karfi is a Ph.D. student in the Department of French and Italian, and a University Administrative Fellow in the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life - Diversity & Inclusion.
"My name is Saadia El Karfi and I am Ph.D candidate in the French and Italian department working on the intersection of literature and politics as it relates to sexuality, gender, and marginal identities in North Africa. I am also a fellow at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, where I get to witness the birth and development of Princeton's Diversity and Inclusion framework.
Not only do I get the unique opportunity to explore careers beyond academia, but I get to work on issues and topics that are meaningful to me as an international student, as a woman, and as an academic. This semester I get to shadow one of the deans at the office and work alongside her on numerous projects. I am also assigned a project which consists of developing the Framework's website and it will be coming to life in January 2020."