Sinan Othman Scholarship 2023-2024
Recipient Statement:
Razzan Quran, MSc, M.Psy

Degree Type: Doctor of Psychology, Psy.D.

Graduate Program: Doctorate in Professional Psychology at the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University.

I am grateful and honored to be awarded the prestigious AMWRRI’s 2023-2024 Sinan Othman Scholarship. This scholarship will help me continue to develop my work with Muslim patients, especially in a climate of rising Islamophobia, and increased polarization within the Muslim community.

The scholarship will help me afford the George Washington University tuition costs associated with my pre-doctoral internship at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston University where I will be working at two sites: Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights (BCRHHR) and the Wellness Recovery After Psychosis (WRAP). Once I complete this final stage of my doctoral studies, I intend to work with BIPOC and Muslim-identified clients. Following a couple of years of establishing a practice in the U.S., I intend to move back to Palestine and work with the community that sparked my interest in mental health. The ability to serve these populations and invest time and labor to cultivate meaningful and locally informed interventions is necessary.

I take pride in holding myself accountable to the lived realities of those who face oppression. I commit my life to the right for all people to access mental health support regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, class, ability, and sexual orientation. This scholarship will be integral in funding my exposure to nuanced approaches, advanced research methods, and my capacity to work with Muslim individuals. This scholarship does not only springboard my professional career but also provides a stepping stone to my vision of those I hope to serve in my future clinical practice.

Warmest regards,

Razzan Quran, MSc, M.Psy, & Licensed Psychology Associate

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2022 Conference: Disability at the Intersection of History, Culture, Religion, Gender, and Health

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This conference was held to encourage open discussion and better understanding as well as to breakdown stigma associated with disabilities. We invited papers offering critical analysis of how disabilities have been viewed in historical terms as medical conditions, social/cultural constructs, and as the norms that produce and reproduce perceptions of normalcy or normative bodies.

Schedule for the conference: Disability Conference Program 3-4 March 2022

Call for Participation:

We need your help to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected U.S. Muslims’ lives and well-being.

There are many issues of concern that our Muslim communities are addressing, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are one of the pressing ones. The Arab and Muslim Women’s Research and Resource Institute (AMWRRI), in collaboration with faculty and students at Marquette University, have created an interview and an anonymous survey to understand the experiences of U.S. Muslims with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To read more and participate in our survey, please click below:

"Thank you for considering this opportunity to improve people’s lives and the communities in which we live."
Enaya Othman
President, AMWRRI