31 January 2018

Last November, the dissertation of 2010 Trudeau scholar Leila Qashu was awarded the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) 2017 Distinguished Dissertation Award for Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Her dissertation, “Toward an Understanding of Justice, Belief and Women’s Rights: Ateetee, an Arsi Oromo Women’s sung Dispute Resolution in Ethiopia,” was praised by for its interdisciplinarity. “The ways in which [Leila] has applied her curiosity, out-of-the-box thinking and passion for the field of indigenous studies to her research underscores everything we look for and hope to inspire in our graduate students,” CAGS President Dr. Brenda Brouwer concluded. Congratulations! Click here for more information.

Leila Qashu

Leila is studying how Ethiopian women, while devoid of political power, successfully use musical rituals for conflict resolution.

2010 Scholars