I'm an anthropologist focusing on politics, kinship, and Islam in Harar, Ethiopia.
I am pursuing my PhD in social anthropology at the University of Edinburgh where I am supported by the Principal Career's Development Scholarship, serve as Editorial Director for The Unfamiliar, UofE's graduate student anthropology journal, and peer-reviewer for Re:Think, UofE's undergraduate student journal.
My fieldwork in Harar is supported by The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research.
Prior to coming to Edinburgh for my PhD, I completed an MSc at UofE in social anthropology where I focused on children in post-colonial African contexts and graduated 1st in my cohort. I've also completed a BA with honors in International Relations with a focus on cultural anthropology and a minor in French at Boston University.
Aside from my academic work, I have previously worked in indigenous, American, and international education reform and education administration on Native American language revitalization, American education reform and administration, and alongside the Liberian government's implementation of new education policy in Monrovia, Liberia.
Oh, and I like to take pictures. All of the photos you'll see around this site were taken by me.