Zakia Salime, a doctoral student in Sociology, is from Morocco. She has published more than a dozen articles on women’s issues, has served on a variety of policy committees for the Moroccan government, and founded a local NGO in Morocco called "Women's Space" which focuses on improving poor women's skills in microcredit and access to market funds. Her thesis research challenges the simplistic formulations of the relationships between various feminisms and religions in the Arab world and will analyze the impact of the rise of Islamic activism on the women’s movement in Morocco in the context of the global framing of women’s rights.In 2002, Ms. Salime was a co-recipient of the Goodman award. This is her second year of support. Please see her bio below for more information.