Directors and Staff
Paul M. Lubeck
Overall planning & fundraising
Paul M. Lubeck is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research focuses on global political economy, civil society and information studies, and the global sociology of Muslim social movements. His recognized expertise lies in the analysis of political, economic, and discursive changes in Muslim world, specializing on Nigeria. His wide-ranging intellectual interests have produced a corpus of work that bridges the boundaries between n scholarship, advocacy and social policy. For the past three decades, Lubeck’s work has extended from organizing cooperatives among Muslim peasants in Niger, to conducting intensive urban field work in Nigeria, Ghana, Mexico and Ghana. More recently, he has consulted with NGOs from the Global South on implementation of information strategies, and advised Nigerian state governments on the regional industrial policy lessons to be drawn from Malaysia. Lubeck’s first book, Islam and Urban Labor in Northern Nigeria: The Making of a Muslim Working Class, was awarded the Herskovits Prize.
Overall Management, Partnerships, and Fundraising
Directory of Technology
Coordinates Technical Training, Social Enterprise and Partnerships
Hasnain Nazar is a GIIP alumni with a history of involvement on the UCSC campus. As a student he was a peer mentor, president of the Muslim Student Association twice, a representative for the United States at United Nations: Alliance of Civilizations In Portugal, and a social media intern at Win Without War,which was done as a GIIP Project. For his second GIIP project, Hasnain worked for six months as a Technology and Research Intern for Sisters in Islam, or Musawah, a women’s rights advocacy group in Malaysia. He simultaneously became a certified researcher with the United Nations on children’s rights.Hasnain also taught and developed curriculums for Web Design and Video production, as a GIIP Fellow.
Currently, Hasnain is the Director of Technology at GIIP, where he develops the GIIP Technology curriculum, coordinates technical training and social enterprise, and maintains technical partnerships. In addition, he does freelance web design, database construction, and maintenance for various companies. His areas of expertise lie in foreign policy, Islamic law, information management, and technology for social change.
I’ve always loved teaching people. My friends call me up when they need to settle a debate because I’ve garnered the reputation as the one always busting out random facts and explaining things to people. At about every stage of schooling I thought about how awesome it would be to be a teacher. When I was in middle school I assumed that sixth graders were the coolest people around (I was very naive) and I should make a profession of hanging out and teaching them. Same story when I got to high school.
When I got to college, I was blown away by the quantum leap in challenge and intellectual stimulation that I was experiencing. I loved learning and helping my peers, but it wasn’t until I joined GIIP that I truly got an opportunity to explore my passion for teaching. I joined GIIP in the Winter session and quickly gravitated towards PUEDE, the education working group. I asked what I could do for them and the answer was anything. I could do anything and they’d help me figure out how.
I decided to assist in our summer institute, the yearly tech camp. Basically the whole team was graduating and that left coordination duties to me. Needless to say, I was intimidated. The thing is though, GIIP is a collection of people. Passionate, supportive people, in fact. The kind of people that want to succeed and want everyone around them to succeed as well. They told me I could do it, and that was all I needed. I can’t describe how empowering a feeling it is when your peers and professors tell you that waiting for graduation to do something amazing isn’t going to cut it. You can do it now and we know that you can. So get to it.
Kyle is currently Assistant Dean for Academic Planning and Research in the Division of Social Sciences at UCSC, as well as a Research Fellow at the Center for Global, International and Regional Studies. He was a co-founder and original director of GIIP, and continues to actively teach and mentor within the program. His experience is in economic development and sustainability with on-the-ground projects, research and experience in Silicon Valley, India and Mexico.