Sara Thiam

Sara Thiam, PhD candidate, Anthropology
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Sara Thiam
Project title: An Ethnography of Children's Rights: West African Qur'anic Schools, Child Exploitation and Humanitarian Intervention

Topical interests: Children's rights, humanitarian aid, non-governmental organizations, rights to literacy and schooling, Islamic education in West Africa, cross-cultural childhoods, child fosterage, residential schooling, kinship

Geographic Focus: francophone West Africa, Senegal, Mali

People studied: Humanitarian actors, human rights activists, the Wolof people, the Fulani people

Main supervisor: Dr. Sandra T. Hyde

Previous education:
MA, Medical Anthropology, McGill University
BA Honors, Anthropology, University of Michigan