About Me

In Tangier, Morocco.
.في مدينة طنجة
A Tanger.


Georgetown University, 2016-2020
BSFS in Culture and Politics, magna cum laude

University of Chicago, 2020-2021
MA in Social Sciences (expected)

Research Interests

Media anthropology; transnational media flows; globalization; subjectivity; empire; international politics; cultural production; Turkey; Arab World; South Asia

About Me

I am an incoming master’s student and aspiring anthropologist with a regional focus on the Middle East and North Africa. My research interests include media, cybercultures, political subjectivity, Islam, and transnational cultural flows. I have previously conducted research on topics including Turkish television and the ‘Kurdish question,’ cancer in Arab American communities, and Somali Canadian hip hop culture.


  • English (native)
  • Arabic, Spanish, Turkish (advanced)
  • Urdu (intermediate)
  • Hindi, Portuguese, Thai (elementary)

Fellowships and Awards

AATT Redhouse Best Progress in Turkish Award
September 2020

ARIT-BU Fellowship for Advanced Turkish at Boğaziçi University
Istanbul, Turkey, Summer 2019

GU School of Foreign Service Undergraduate Research Grant
Istanbul, Turkey, Summer 2019

US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship, Turkish (Declined)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Summer 2019

Lisa J. Raines Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Washington, DC, Summer 2018


“Sounding the Horn: Hip Hop and the Somali Canadian Diaspora”
GU Colloquium for Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities, April 2019

Being Culturally Competent in the Healthcare Field”
Georgetown Summer Medical Institute, July 2018 (co-presented)

“Culture Matters: Cultural Competency in Healthcare”
Georgetown University, Gateway Exploration Program in Medicine, June 2018

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