Resilience at the crossroads: a techno-feminist approach to intergenerational culture preservation through social storytelling and sense-making within displaced populations. Cosmin Munteanu (PI), Negin Dahya (Co-PI), Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed (Co-PI). Funded by SSHRC New Frontiers in Research Award. 2020-present.

Portraits of Educational Change: Redefining Pedagogy and Technology in Refugee Camps. Negin Dahya (PI), Olivier Arvisais (Co-PI) & World University Service of Canada. Funded by University of Toronto Connaught New Researcher Award & UTM Research and Scholarly Activity Fund. January 2020-present.

Technology Access & Education for Refugee Women in Seattle: Community Mapping and Pilot Study. Negin Dahya, Stacey Wedlake, Katya Yefimova & Maria Garrido. Funded by Technology and Social Change Group (TASHA) at The University of Washington. January-June 2019.

Co-Creating Concept Art and Stories for Virtual Reality (VR): Libraries and Museums as Assets for Juvenile Rehabilitation. Negin Dahya, Jessica Luke, Jason Yip & Jin Ha Lee. Funded by Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS) Community Catalyst Award. Matching funds from The Information School & Museology at University of Washington, Washington State Libraries, King County Library Service & Echo Glen Children’s Center for Juvenile Rehabilitation totaling. October 2018-September 2020.

Virtual Reality in Washington State Libraries. Negin Dahya & Jin Ha Lee. Funded by The Office of The Secretary of State, Washington State Library Division and The Information School Strategic Research Fund at University of Washington totaling. September 2017-August 2018.

Feminist Politics of Belonging: Participatory Culture and Youth Digital Video Production. Negin Dahya. Funded by The Simpson Center for Digital Humanities Summer Fellowship. June 2017-September 2017.

Teaching by Text: Mobile Text & Instant Messaging for Teacher Training in Refugee Camps. Negin Dahya. Funded by the Royalty Research Fund at University of Washington. January 2016-August 2017.

Kids Get Game: Game Development Pathway to STEM Teaching and Learning. Jennifer Jenson & Negin Dahya. Funded by Motorola Solutions Foundation Innovation Generation Local Impact Grant. September 2013 and 2014.

Serious Play: Game Development Pathways to STEM Achievement for Teachers and Learners. Jennifer Jenson & Negin Dahya. Funded by State Farm Youth Advisory Board. September 2013-August 2014.

Partnership & Development Funds   

Indigenous Knowledge Informatics: Native Girls in the STEM Pipeline. Susan Balbas (Na’ah Illahee), Shawn Peterson (Na’ah Illahee), Negin Dahya (University of Washington) & Jason Yip (University of Washington). Google Community Grant. September 2016-June 2017.


“Education in Conflict and Crisis: How Can Technology Make a Difference? A Landscape Review.” Funded by GIZ Germany, USAID, World Vision International, INEE. August 2015- August 2016.