Charlotte Karam

Sociology & Anthropology

Charlotte Karam, PhD is an associate professor at the Olayan School of Business, where she served as the Associate Dean of Programs and Chair of the Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Track. Awarded an Arab Fund Fellowship Distinguished Scholar award, Charlotte is currently on her research sabbatical at the Isenberg School of Business (UMass, Amherst) and the Five College Women's Studies Research Center (Massachusetts). Charlotte is an AUB representative of the World Economic Forum’s 2018-19 Global Future Councils, a board member of the PRME working group on Business for Peace, and is the Director of the Knowledge is Power (KIP) Project. In 2018, The KIP Project was recognized as one of AACSB 2018 Innovations that Inspire for the work focusing on combating sexual harassment. Dr. Karam was also recognized as a 2018 Global Gender Champion by the US. Department of State for this work. As lead investigator, Charlotte and the OSB-AUB team secured a $1.5 million grant for the development of the KIP Economic Indicator to measure women’s economic contributions in the Arab MENA.



Knowledge is Power: Gender and Sexuality in Lebanon

Much research and data are being generated on gender and sexuality in Lebanon. General studies of the known current efforts reveals gaps and a lack of collaboration, communication, and dissemination of information between groups working in the field, including members from civil society, academia, p ..


Gendering CSR in the Arab Middle East: An Institutional Perspective

This paper explores how corporations, through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, can help to effect positive developmental change. We use research on institutional change, deinstitutionalization, and institutional work to develop our central theoretical framework. This framework ..


Localizing women's experiences in academia: multilevel factors at play in the Arab Middle East and North Africa

This article explores the localized experiences of women at work in higher education in the under-researched context of the Arab Middle East and North Africa. Our main research questions are: What is the current status of academic women between and across the countries of this region? How can human ..