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portrait of Ulises Mejias

Ulises A. Mejias
IGE Director

Ulises A. Mejias is associate professor of Communication Studies and director of the Institute for Global Engagement at the State University of New York, College at Oswego. He is a media scholar whose work encompasses critical internet studies, network theory and science, philosophy and sociology of technology, and political economy of digital media. He is author of Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital World (University of Minnesota Press, 2013) and co-author of The Costs of Connection: How Data is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating it for Capitalism (Stanford University Press, 2019). As director of IGE, Dr. Mejias has launched key student-centered initiatives that have enhanced comprehensive internationalization on our campus, including various awards and grants for faculty, and the IGE "Year Of" series. Dr. Mejias serves on the board of Humanities New York and will be a Fulbright Specialist from 2021-2025. For more information, see this.

portrait of Najah Zaeed

Najah Zaaeed
IGE Fellow

Najah Zaaeed joined the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness in August of 2019. She earned her DrPH in public health, specializing in health promotion and education and global health, from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA. She earned her MSW and EMPA from the School of Social Work and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, respectively, at Syracuse University. Najah's research interests are in refugee and immigrant health and quality of life, aging with disabilities, maternal and child health, the effectiveness of ecological models for health awareness and mental health at global levels. Dr. Zaaeed has multiple publications, including a chapter in the book Refugee Education: International Perspectives from Higher Education and NGOs. Dr. Zaaeed serves as a board member of the Society of North American Refugee Healthcare Providers, Inc. For a full bio, see this.


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