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Meskerem Glegziabher

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Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402

Meskerem Glegziabher earned her doctorate and master's in sociocultural anthropology with a graduate concentration in gender and development from Michigan State University in 2016. She received her bachelor's in English literature with a minor in anthropology from Wake Forest University. In her role as director for inclusion and community engagement at SHESC, Glegziabher applies her qualitative research training and her background in intersectional feminist thought in building sustainable relationships with local communities and community based organizations, particularly those historically marginalized and underrepresented, by collaborating on educational outreach, community-centered & -serving research, and events. Within the School, she is working collaboratively to develop and support an inclusive environment that fosters a sense of belonging and community for students and faculty from diverse backgrounds and identities by creating culturally affirming programs and events.

  • Ph.D. Sociocultural Anthropology, Michigan State University (MSU) 2016
  • M.A. Sociocultural Anthropology, Michigan State University (MSU) 2011
  • B.A. English Literature, Wake Forest University 2007
Research Interests

•Gendered Citizenship and Intersectional Marginalization

•Rights to the City and Notions of Belonging 

•Gender Targeting, Women’s Empowerment, and Equity in International Development Discourse and Practice 

•Urban Poverty Alleviation and access to housing & other basic Resources

•Encounters between State Bureaucracies, NGOs, and local communities in Development 


Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 394Special Topics