Lila Sharif has been accepted to attend the Third Annual Palestinian Youth Network Conference in Madrid, Spain, with a partial scholarship. It was a very competitive award with applicants coming from all over the world (Argentina, US, Brazil, Chile, the West Bank, etc.). Only six were accepted from the United States.
This is an honor for her for both personal and intellectual reasons. Her research focuses on exilic and diasporic peoples, and their construction of homeland and nation and she is hoping she will be able to interview many of the other participants in order to broaden the research sample that she collected from the Middle East this passed summer.