Diya Abdoshe/her/hers Professor and Director, Every Campus A Refuge/Guilford College
Diya Abdo is the Lincoln Financial Professor of English at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC and a second-generation Palestinian refugee born and raised in Jordan. In 2015, Dr. Abdo founded Every Campus A Refuge (ECAR), which advocates for housing refugee families on college and university campus grounds and supporting them in their resettlement. The flagship chapter at Guilford College, now one of several ECAR campuses, has hosted nearly 90 refugees thus far. Dr. Abdo is the recipient of several awards including the J.M. Kaplan Fund’s Innovation Prize (2021); she sits on the Advisory Board of the Community Sponsorship Hub.