Shuchi Kapila Leads Institute for Global Engagement

Henry Bolster ’18

Shuchi Kapila, professor of English, has been named assistant vice president for global education and senior global officer. She succeeds David Cook-Martín as head of the Institute for Global Engagement. 

The institute, which was established in 2016, focuses on internationalizing Grinnell on multiple levels. Kapila describes the institute as a central node that facilitates conversations between the Office of Off-Campus Study, the Language Learning Center, departments and divisions, and external partners.

Kapila hopes to continue the excellent work that the institute has been doing with the Global Learning Program and course-embedded travel. She also plans to foster partnerships between faculty with expertise in different global regions in the service of comparative study. 

“I’m excited to see more partnerships, more collaborations, more interdisciplinary, cross-divisional work,” says Kapila. “I’m excited to see how this will both support and transform our teaching.”

Cook-Martín left Grinnell in 2017 for a position with New York University Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.


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