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Alumni Hall 403B

Research Interests:

Medical Anthropology, humanitarianism, African/Black existentialism, race and idiom/metaphor, Saharan migration, West Africa, Maghreb, Niger, Algeria, geography and resistance


Ph.D.        University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Anthropology (in progress)

M.A.          Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017

M.P.H.      Public Health, Brown University, 2013

B.A.          French, The Ohio State University, 2011


2018-2020       Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (Niger)

2018-2019       UNC Graduate School – Off-Campus Dissertation Fellowship

2017-2018       UNC Center for Faculty Excellence – Graduate Student Fellowship

2016                Harriet J. Kupferer Graduate Exploratory Summer Research Award – UNC Department of Anthropology

2016-2017       Saharan Crossroads Fellowship – American Institute for Maghrib Studies and West African Research Association

2016-2017       Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Arabic) – US Department of Education

2016                Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Hausa) – US Department of Education

2015-2016       Initiative for Minority Excellence Scholarship

2013                Brown University Masters in Public Health Research Assistantship – Evaluation Internship at Rhode Island Department of Health

2011-2013       Master of Public Health Program Scholarship – Brown University


Curriculum Vitae