I am a PhD student in the Anthropology program at Carleton University. My research focuses on agriculture and gender development in East Africa, more specifically women’s empowerment through agripreneurial learning and technology adoption in my native country of Sudan.
My academic and professional interests lie in agriculture and gender development through critically reflexive and participatory approaches. I have also had the opportunity to work with several transnational organizations and NGOs on a variety of gender-sensitive initiatives and projects as a research associate at CEDEJ, a French-sponsored research institute (Sudan), a research assistant at the Agricultural Research Corporation (Sudan), and through my research positions with the African Women’s Enterprise Academy Project and Decolonial Disability Collective at Carleton University. I am currently conducting similar work with Global Affairs Canada, as a junior policy analyst in their Agriculture and Food Systems Division.