LMH graduate student in Social Policy and Oxford Pakistan Programme Scholar Minha Khan was selected to present her thesis, on 'The Importance of Indifference', at the recent Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Conference in Washington DC. Minha is interested in exploring issues of identity, inclusion and equity within the context of the Sociology of Education. She works at the intersection of research, policy, and design to promote equitable access to education.
Of the opportunity to present her research, and the support she received from LMH to do so, Minha says:
"Having completed much of my undergraduate degree during the COVID-19 pandemic, I never had the opportunity to attend an in-person conference. I was elated when I was notified that I had been selected to present my research at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Conference in Washington DC. LMH's Academic Development Fund allowed me to travel to the conference and present my thesis, The Importance of Indifference, where I explore the role of household influence in shaping student aspirations and educational attainment. The only thing that was even more memorable than presenting my own research was the experience of developing meaningful connections with folks around the world who are also committed to advancing education. I made memories and friendships for a lifetime. I am grateful for LMH's commitment to investing in its students, and through them, investing in a kinder, more equitable world."