Hoda Gharib (Social Justice Education Student)
Hoda Gharib is a fourth year Ph.D. student in Social Justice Education at the University of Toronto (St. George). She conducts research that asks the question: what motivates people to engage in social justice behaviour and activism? She received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Health Studies and Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Health Promotion from Queen’s University. Aside from her interest in health and social justice behavior, Hoda is especially curious about how the media shapes our emotions, beliefs, and behaviors, and is passionate about giving children and adults the skills and abilities to critically judge the advertisements and movies they view, the news that they read, and the social media posts that they spend so much time scrolling through. She is working towards being able to conduct research and teach at the university and community levels. Outside the academic world, Hoda loves to hang out at the waterfront with loved ones, play sports, practice Islamic art, and write about her reflections.