Meskerem Glegziabher

Clinical Assistant Professor
TEMPE Campus


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